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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 139-42
Mucormycosis presenting as palatal perforation.


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Tamilnadu Govt Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India

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S Jayachandran
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Tamilnadu Govt Dental College and Hospital, Chennai
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.29873

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Mucormycosis is an opportunistic fungal infection that is caused by normally saprobic organism of the class Zygomycetes. The main form of mucormycosis are pulmonary and rhinocerebral. Rhinocerebral mycormycosis typically starts in the maxillary antrum, particularly in poorly controlled diabetics. Invasion of surrounding tissue can cause necrotizing ulceration of palate with a blackish slough and exposure of bone. A case of mucormycosis presenting as palatal performation is discussed in this article.


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