Invasive mucormycosis in a case of aluminium phosphide poisoning

Nitin Gupta, Gagandeep Singh, Karan Aggarwal, Alok Thakar, Immaculata Xess

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)DD01-DD02
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry

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