Painful ophthalmoplegia as a presenting manifestation of mucormycosis in an apparently normal unknown diabetic patient: a rare case report

Sharma S.R

Mucormycosis is a rare life threatening opportunistic fungal infection Caused by fungi of mycorales order belonging to the Phycomycetes class. Because of its rapid progression and high mortality, early recognition and aggressive treatment offers the only chance to increase the survival rate. We report a patient with mucormycosis who presented with painful opthalmoplegia and was incidentally detected to have diabetes. He was successfully treated with medical management only. The possibility of mucormycosis should be investigated in any patient with painful opthalmoplegia.

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