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April 1979

Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology (Drs Succar and Nichols) and Division of Infectious Diseases (Dr Burch), Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. Dr Succar is now with Metropolitan Hospital, Detroit.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(4):212-214. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790160046012

• Rhinocerebral phycomycosis is a serious and commonly fatal fungal infection. The causative organism, ordinarily a saprophyte, becomes pathogenic in persons who are made susceptible by coexisting, debilitating disease. We report a well-documented case of rhinocerebral phycomycosis where early diagnosis led to successful treatment, and we discuss important aspects of the clinical evaluation and management of such cases.

(Arch Otolaryngol 105:212-214, 1979)