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An Uncommon Parotid Abscess: Localized Mucormycosis

Sheetal Thakur, Sachin Kumar Sharma, Jai Minhas, Jagdeep Singh Thakur

Keywords : Cancer, Case report, Mucormycosis, Parotid diseases, Parotid gland

Citation Information : Thakur S, Sharma SK, Minhas J, Thakur JS. An Uncommon Parotid Abscess: Localized Mucormycosis. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2024; 16 (1):48-51.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1464

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 11-04-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Background: Mucormycosis affects immunocompromised and diabetic patients most of the time. Clinically, mucormycosis has six well-known forms based on systemic involvement and rarely occurs in localized form. Case presentation: We describe a case of parotid mucormycosis in an elderly diabetic male patient. Radiological investigations were suggestive of abscess. Mucormycosis was detected on histopathology and fungal culture. The patient had a complete recovery with liposomal amphotericin B and oral Posaconazole. Conclusion: Mucormycosis should be considered as a possible diagnosis in case of any spontaneous abscess in the parotid. Prompt management improves the outcome of mucormycosis.

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