Mucormycosis presenting as gastric perforation peritonitis in a malnourished young adult: a rare case report

Authors

  • Dheer Singh Kalwaniya Department of General Surgery, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5545-6783
  • Vignesh Mani Department of General Surgery, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Ravi Shekhar Pradhan Department of General Surgery, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Jaspreet Singh Bajwa Department of General Surgery, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Monish Raj Department of General Surgery, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20200849

Keywords:

Gastric perforation, Gastrointestinal, Mucormycosis

Abstract

Mucormycosis is a rare infection which is largely diagnosed in immune-compromised patients. The infection can cause pulmonary, rhinocerebral, skin and soft tissue, central nervous system, gastrointestinal and disseminated disease, with gastrointestinal involvement being the rarest presentation. Outcome and mortality of zygomycosis varies with the underlying condition and site of infection, it is however very high in general. Diagnosis is usually delayed and delay in initiation of amphotericin B treatment leads to poor outcome. We report rare case of a malnourished young adult who presented with gastric perforation peritonitis due to mucormycosis infection.

Author Biography

Dheer Singh Kalwaniya, Department of General Surgery, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SURGERY

SAFDARJUNG HOSPITAL AND VARDAMAN MAHAVIR MEDICAL COLLEGE

NEW DELHI

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2020-02-26

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