Organ transplantation is widely performed in many countries, and these transplant recipients are at significantly great risk of acquiring rhinocerebral mucormycosis, which is a recognized opportunistic fungal infection that is associated with immunosuppression. Clinical manifestation includes a rapidly progressive involvement of the nose, orbit, and brain, which is called a fulminant type. This type of rhinocerebral mucormycosis has a low survival rate, and this is related to delayed diagnosis and treatment. We report a case of fulminant rhinocerebral mucormycosis where radiographic evaluation of sinusitis revealed slight mucosal thickening.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 9 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging