Invasive Mucormycosis in a Case of Aluminium Phosphide Poisoning.

Title Invasive Mucormycosis in a Case of Aluminium Phosphide Poisoning.
Authors N. Gupta; G. Singh; K. Aggarwal; A. Thakar; I. Xess
Journal J Clin Diagn Res
DOI 10.7860/JCDR/2017/24327.9473

Mucormycosis is a rapidly progressive disease with high mortality reported mostly in immunocompromised individuals. We report a case of Rhino-orbital mucormycosis (Lichtheimia corymbifera) in an immunocompetent individual with history of consumption of Aluminium Phosphide (ALP) tablets. We postulated the following effects of ALP poisoning that would have increased the chances of mucormycosis in this patient: 1) Metabolic acidosis; 2) Acute Kidney Injury (AKI); and 3) Liberation of free oxygen radicals.

Citation N. Gupta; G. Singh; K. Aggarwal; A. Thakar; I. Xess.Invasive Mucormycosis in a Case of Aluminium Phosphide Poisoning.. J Clin Diagn Res. 2017;11(4):DD01DD02. doi:10.7860/JCDR/2017/24327.9473

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