Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 6 No. Special Edition Oct. 2012

Rhinocerebral Zygomycosis and Aspergillosis : First Case Report of Dual Infection

S. Malhotra*, N.K. Bhatia, J. Chaudhary, A. Chauhan, N. Sharma? and C. Hans

Department of Microbiology, 1Department of ENT, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital & Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, New Delhi, India.

Received on 04 March 2012 and accepted on 10 June 2012

 

ABSTRACT

Zygomycetes and Aspergillus are two opportunistic fungal pathogens which commonly infect para nasal sinuses and have predilection to invade blood vessels. We present here an unusual case of mixed rhino cerebral zygomycosis with aspergillosis from a diabetic patient who responded well to the timely treatment with amphotericin B and itraconazole with functional endoscopic surgery for sinuses.

Keywords : Zygomycosis, Aspergillosis, Sinusitis.