Mucormycosis isolated from perilymphatic tissue: An unusual presentation

B. Chacko, R. Ananthakrishna, Z. Vasuki, S. D. Thambu, S. Nair

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We present a rare case of a patient who presented with atypical cranial nerve palsies, with subsequent isolation of mucormycosis from an upper neck subcutaneous swelling. This is an unusual initial site of isolation of mucormycosis. We believe that this should be considered among the differentials when a diabetic or immunosupressed patient presents with cervical lymphadenopathy and cranial nerve palsies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-295
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Postgraduate Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 1 Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Cervical swelling
  • Facial cellulitis
  • Fungal infection
  • Mucormycosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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