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Mucormycosis of the oral cavity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8464609     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mucormycosis (phycomycosis, zygomycosis) is an acute opportunistic infection caused by a saprophytic fungus found in soil, bread molds, and decaying fruits and vegetables. Numerous predisposing risk factors are associated with mucormycosis, although most cases have been reported in poorly controlled diabetics or in patients with hematologic malignant conditions. This report presents two cases of oral mucormycosis. One case occurred in the maxilla in a patient with well-controlled diabetes. The other involved the mandible and overlying gingiva in a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia. A review of the literature concerning oral mucormycosis is also presented.
A C Jones; T Y Bentsen; P D Freedman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0030-4220     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg. Oral Med. Oral Pathol.     Publication Date:  1993 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-05-04     Completed Date:  1993-05-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376406     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  455-60     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, University of Florida College of Dentistry.
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MeSH Terms
Amphotericin B / therapeutic use
Candidiasis, Oral / complications,  drug therapy
Diabetes Complications
Gingival Diseases / complications
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications
Mandibular Diseases / complications
Maxillary Diseases / complications
Mouth Diseases* / complications,  drug therapy
Mucormycosis* / complications,  drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
1397-89-3/Amphotericin B

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