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Volume 4, Issue 2, December 2020, Page: 59-62
Primary Central Nervous System Mucormycosis Mimicking Like a High Grade Glioma - A Rare Case Report
Basavaraj Tulajappa Badadal, BLDE (Deemed to be University) Shri B M Patil Medical College and Research Centre, Vijayapur, Karnataka State, India
Viraja Nimmagadda, BLDE (Deemed to be University) Shri B M Patil Medical College and Research Centre, Vijayapur, Karnataka State, India
Mallanna Mulimani, BLDE (Deemed to be University) Shri B M Patil Medical College and Research Centre, Vijayapur, Karnataka State, India
Mamatha Karigar, BLDE (Deemed to be University) Shri B M Patil Medical College and Research Centre, Vijayapur, Karnataka State, India
Savitri Nerune, BLDE (Deemed to be University) Shri B M Patil Medical College and Research Centre, Vijayapur, Karnataka State, India
Firos Khan, BLDE (Deemed to be University) Shri B M Patil Medical College and Research Centre, Vijayapur, Karnataka State, India
Received: Aug. 29, 2020;       Accepted: Oct. 24, 2020;       Published: Nov. 23, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20200402.17      View  100      Downloads  36
Abstract
Mucormycosis is an invasive fungal infection caused by fungi of Mucoraceae family in immunocompromised individuals. CNS (Central Nervous System) Mucormycosis commonly arises from an adjacent para nasal sinus infection (Rhino cerebral), but isolated CNS Mucormycosis is a rare presentation as in our case. Presented as raised intra cranial pressure and no focal neurological deficit on evaluation found to have left temporal space occupying lesion with significant mass effect looking like high grade glioma. Operated on emergency basis, histopathology suggestive of invasive fungal infection managed accordingly. Results: As per literature primary CNS Mucormycosis has high mortality and morbidity even after best possible management. Our case was managed as per treatment protocol and after discharge patient got readmitted with surgical site infection and uncontrolled blood sugars and worsened medical condition, and finally died due to cardiac event after 28 days of diagnosis. Conclusion: Mucormycosis is an aggressive infection which can cause significant morbidity and mortality, thus needs high index of suspicion for early diagnosis and treatment.
Keywords
Central Nervous System Mucormycosis, Mucoraceae, Diabetic Ketoacidosis
To cite this article
Basavaraj Tulajappa Badadal, Viraja Nimmagadda, Mallanna Mulimani, Mamatha Karigar, Savitri Nerune, Firos Khan, Primary Central Nervous System Mucormycosis Mimicking Like a High Grade Glioma - A Rare Case Report, International Journal of Neurosurgery. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2020, pp. 59-62. doi: 10.11648/j.ijn.20200402.17
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