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Successful treatment of rhinocerebral mucormycosis by a combination of aggressive surgical debridement and the use of systemic liposomal amphotericin B and local therapy with nebulized amphotericin – a case report

  • P. Raj (a1), E. J. Vella (a2) and R.C. Bickerton (a1)


A case of mucormycosis involving the nose and paranasalsinuses in a 55-year-old man with recently diagnosed acute promyelocytic leukaemia is reported. It was successfully treated with a combination of aggressive surgical debridement and systemic amphotericin B. In addition, local nebulized amphotericin B was used as an adjunct totherapy. We believe this is only the second documented use of nebulized amphotericin in the management of sinonasal mucormycosis. The needfor a high index of suspicion and early aggressive management is emphasized.


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Address for correspondence:Mr P. Raj, 8 Warner Close, Warwick, CV34 5NE.


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