Mucormycosis, caused by saprophytic fungi of class zygomycetes, is a rare opportunistic, fungal infection which has a rapidly progressive and fulminant course with fatal outcome. Rarity of the disease frequently impairs diagnosis leading to worsened prognosis for patients. The present article describes a case of mucormycosis affecting the palate in a patient with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus which was successfully treated with combined therapy. The aim of this article was to emphasise the occurrence of this entity in oral cavity especially in a background of immunosuppresion and to discuss the importance of its early diagnosis to allow prompt and aggressive therapy.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Oral Surgery