International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 73--74

Isolated pulmonary mucormycosis presenting as cavitary lesion in an immunocompetent adult: A rare case report


Sourya Acharya1, Samarth Shukla2, Obaid Noman2, Pratibha Dawande2 
1 Department of Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Sourya Acharya
Department of Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha - 442 004, Maharashtra
India

Cavitary lung lesions have a specific array of differential diagnosis. Among rare causes is mucormycosis that should not be overlooked. A high index of suspicion is necessary for a correct diagnosis and aggressive management. It usually occurs in immunosupressed patients. It is a life-threatening, rapidly progressive, and angioinvasive fungal infection. We present a case of pulmonary mucormycosis presenting as a cavity in an immunocompetent middle aged male.


How to cite this article:
Acharya S, Shukla S, Noman O, Dawande P. Isolated pulmonary mucormycosis presenting as cavitary lesion in an immunocompetent adult: A rare case report .Int J App Basic Med Res 2016;6:73-74


How to cite this URL:
Acharya S, Shukla S, Noman O, Dawande P. Isolated pulmonary mucormycosis presenting as cavitary lesion in an immunocompetent adult: A rare case report . Int J App Basic Med Res [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Dec 1 ];6:73-74
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