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July 1971

Orbital-Cerebral PhycomycosisReport of a Case and a Review of the Disease in Infants

Author Affiliations

Chapel Hill, NC
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, and McPherson Hospital, Durham, NC.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;86(1):39-43. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.01000010041009

Orbital-cerebral phycomycosis is a highly fatal disease in infants and children. The predisposing illness is commonly gastroenteritis which rapidly leads to metabolic acidosis and dehydration. A 2-month-old infant, had a history of diarrhea, acidosis, palate ulcer, orbital cellulitis, and phycomycotic meningoencephalitis.