PMID: 3937851Jan 1, 1985Paper

Rhinocerebral mucormycosis: three case reports and subject review

The Journal of Emergency Medicine
J C Schwartz


Rhinocerebral mucormycosis (RCM) in the diabetic patient can be a particularly aggressive and devastating disease. The emergency physician will typically see patients with RCM in its earliest stages masquerading as a variety of other, less serious diseases. Early diagnosis is the key to a successful outcome. Three such cases seen in the emergency department are reviewed with attention to their initial clinical presentation and treatment. In addition, the historical, pathophysiologic, clinical, and therapeutic aspects of RCM are reviewed.


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