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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 112-115

Abdominal necrosis due to mucormycosis following lower segment cesarean section

Dr Shailesh Shah Surgical Hospital and Endoscopy Clinic, Kankaria Mani Nagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ais.ais_2_20

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Mucormycosis is a rare, invasive infection caused by saprophytic fungi Mucorales. It is predominantly seen in immunocompromised patients with devastating scenario. Clinically, it presents with necrosis of the parts causing ulcers and invasive wounds. Despite treatment it has a high mortality rate. Here we present a rare case of mucormycosis that was secondary to cesarean section in a young female which caused necrosis of the entire abdominal wall and septicemia. Her initial diagnosis was of necrotizing fasciitis but later tissue culture revealed presence of Mucorales. But unfortunately, patient's condition deteriorated despite aggressive treatment and debridement. This clearly reveals the invasive and fatal nature of the fungi with poor prognosis.

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