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November 1979

Cerebral Mucormycosis: An Unusual Case

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Dr Wilson), Neurology (Drs Grotta and Schold), and Pathology (Dr Fisher), the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Denver General Hospital, Denver.

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(11):725-726. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500470095024

• A 36-year-old obese woman with hyperglycemia and immunosuppression died of bilateral internal carotid artery occlusion associated with mucormycosis. This report describes a rare case in which cerebral mucormycosis occurred without the usual preceding clinical evidence of nasal and orbital infection.