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Case Report - Microbiology: Current Research (2022) Volume 6, Issue 6

Maxillary Necrosis by Mucormycosis: A Case Report

Sachi Anand Patil*, Vaishali Balpande, Ashish Bhagat

Florence Nightingale Training College of Nursing, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Corresponding Author:
Sachi Anand Patil
Florence Nightingale Training College of Nursing
Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi
Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Received: 01-Nov-2022 Manuscript No. AAMCR-22-81921; Editor assigned: 03-Nov-2022 PreQC No. AAMCR-22-81921(PQ); Reviewed: 17-Nov-2022 QC No. AAMCR-22-81921; Revised: 21-Nov-2022 Manuscript No. AAMCR-22-81921(R); Published: 28-Nov-2022 DOI: 10.35841/aamcr-6.6.130

Citation: Patil SA, Balpande V, Bhagat A. Maxillary necrosis by mucormycosis: A case report. J Micro Curr Res. 2022;6(6):130.

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Introduction: Mucormycosis is a prevalent fungus that infects the maxilla, particularly in diabetics and immunocompromised patients. In an untreated diabetic patient, we present a case of maxillary necrosis due to mucormycosis. Present complaints and investigations: A 58-year-old male patient admitted in AVBR hospital on dated 18/06/2021 with complaint of one side swelling of the face, pain in head, stuffy nose, and discolouration of the Nasal Ridge or the upper side of the mouth. Other symptoms became more severe as time went on and the doctor diagnosed his with maxillary necrosis by mucormycosis. Investigation: Routine blood haemoglobin 12.5gm/dl RBS count is 5.24 million/mm and WBC count is 9200/MMC, and also platelets count 2.56/MMC, X-ray of face, MRI, CT scan, collect tissue sample. Doctor diagnosed maxillary necrosis by mucormycosis. Past history: In the last four months, the patient has he complained of right-hand pain maxillary posterior. The discomfort was considerable, and bending the top and chewing food made it worse. A headache and nasal congestion were also present in the patient. The main diagnostic therapeutic intervention and outcomes: After physical examination and investigations doctor diagnosed a case of maxillary necrosis by mucormycosis. Anti-inflammatory and antiplatelet agent given us early administration of active antifungal medicine, given patients Posaconazole, Ambisome 0.8mg per kg per day was administered intravenous to the patient for 14days as part of a variety of antibiotic therapy. Also provide protein powder was given 10 days to health immune system fight to disease condition. Conclusion: He was response to all medication as well as doctor treatment and his recovery was good.


Uncontrolled diabetes, Maxillary bone necrosis, Mucormycosis.


Mucormycosis (Phycomycosis, zygomycosis) is a rare unethical fungus infection caused by Mucorales order and Mucoraceae family fungi [1,2]. Paltauf was the first to describe it in 1885. Following candidiasis and aspergillosis, it is the third most frequent angioinvasive fungal infection. It generally affects immunocompromised people and is only rarely observed in otherwise healthy people [3,4]. Mucormycosis infection occurs in the compromised host as a result of impaired immunity, resulting in fast Fungi reproduce by spreading microscopic spores and invasion of fungi in deep soft tissues. Uncontrollable sugar levels (diabetes mellitus) (especially in client suffering from ketoacidosis), malignancies like Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and leukemia, kidney stones, organs transplantation, durable steroid and immunosuppressant therapy, hepatic cirrhosis, burned, deficiency of all macronutrients, and acquired immuno deficiency syndrome are all risk factors for mucormycosis (AIDS). Spores can be inhaled by the nose or mouth, or even through the skin. Incision is a pathophysiology. Individuals with weakened It's possible that cellular and humoral defence mechanisms are involved. Respond ineffectively [5,6]. By direct extension, the fungus can migrate to the nose channel and, as a result, to the orbit, covering of brain, cerebellum. However, some mucormycosis individuals have no recognised risk factors. To avoid the significant this disease has a high rate of morbidity and mortality. Process, successful care of this lethal illness necessitates early detection of the disease and vigorous and quick surgical operation and resections treatment. A case of maxillary mucormycosis in a diabetic mellitus client is presented here [7,8].

A case of maxillary mucormycosis in a diabetic patient is presented here. Mucormycosis is a fungal illness that usually starts in the nose and nose channel and progresses quickly. This fungi infiltrates artery and develops thrombus within blood vessels, reducing blood flow and causing breakdown of artery of hard and soft tissues [8,9]. The fungus can spread to orbital and cerebral tissues if it enters the arteries. Mucormycosis usually presents as an acute infection with symptoms that include rhinocerebral, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, cutaneous, and diffuse mucormycosis. In the example at hand, the illness progressed over a long period of time [10].

Patient Specific Information

Patient information

A 58 years old male with maxillary necrosis by mucormycosis admitted on dated 18/06/2021 for treatment. With the major complaint was one side facial swelling, headache nasal or sinus congestion, as well as black lesions on the nasal bridge on the upper side of the mouth that get more severe with time, and other symptoms and the doctor diagnosed her with maxillary necrosis by mucormycosis following a physical examination and investigation

Patient past medical and surgical history

The patient does not have any previous medical or surgical history.

Family history

Patient belongs to nuclear family, in patients’ family there is no hereditary history like asthma, tuberculosis, but patient has diabetes mellitus.


Watching TV, reading newspaper and sleeping and patient don’t have any habit like chewing tobacco and smoking

Clinical findings

Physical examination: on clinical examination, a diffuse swelling was notes extra orally extending from nasolabial fold to pre auricular region in anteroposterior direction and from infraorbital region to angle of mandible in superior inferior direction.

Important clinical findings

Blood investigation-heamoglobin-12.5gm, RBS count 5.24millon /MMC WBC count-9200/MMC platelet count-2.56/MMC


He took treatment in A.V.B.R. hospital and he got the proper treatment. Taking proper medication and now he has been seen the improvement of condition.

Diagnostic Assessment

Because of its high vascularity, the maxilla seldom necrotizes. Bacterial infections like Osteomyelitis, viral illnesses like herpes zoster, and fungal infections like mucormycosis and aspergillosis are among the most common. Among the most common and others can cause maxillary necrosis. Mucormycosis is a type of opportunistic fulminant mycosis that primarily immunocompromised patients are affected. The illness starts in the nose and paranasal sinuses and spreads throughout the body. After inhaling fungal spores the infection might spread to ocular and cerebral regions through direct invasion or blood vessels. The fungus produces thrombosis in the arteries, which leads to the hard and soft tissues are both necrotic. To emphasise the need of early identification of this potentially fatal mycosis, we provide a case of mucormycosis-induced a patient of diabetes mellitus with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus has maxillary necrosis.

We cover the current concepts in mucormycosis care and briefly address several disorders that might induce maxillary necrosis. Early detection and treatment can help to lessen the mortality and morbidity associated with this condition, which finally leads to maxillary necrosis.

Mycosis that is fatal. Mucormycosis is a type of mycosis that commonly starts it starts in the nose and spreads to the nose channel fast. The necrosis of skeletal and fibrous tissues is caused by this fungus. By invading the uncommon within blood arteries, reducing blood supply and causing necrosis. The fungus can migrate to the orbital and facial bones. Cerebral tissues if it enters the arteries. Typically, mucormycosis has a chronic course and is a somewhat indolent form of fatal mycosis.

Blood investigation

Haemoglobin -12.5 gm/ MMC, RBC count -5.24millon/ MMC, WBC count- 9200/MMC, Platelets count -2.56/MMC

Diagnostic challenge: No any challenge during diagnostic evaluation.

Diagnostic reasoning: All investigation is done.

Prognosis: This case prognosis was satisfied ministration.

Therapeutic interventions

Present case took the maxillary necrosis by mucormycosis treat with anti-inflammatory and antiplatelet agents given as: Early administration of active antifungal agents, use of various adjunctive therapy, The patient received two weeks of intravenous Ambisome 0.8mg per kg per day Because the medicine can cause renal toxicity, it was slowly administered over a period of Blood urea and creatinine levels are examined for 4-6 hours.

Follow Up and Output

Follow up: Patient advice to daily exercise, and avoid high cholesterol diet, given healthy diet. And regularly checked follow up by Doctor Order maintain the personal hygiene and take it properly medication by doctor order.

Outcomes: On-site of all care patient progress good he was advised to strictly avoid heavy work. Advised to take complete bed rest.Intervention adherence and tolerability no any intervention adherence patient tolerated treatment properly.


Mucormycosis refers to a group of fungal diseases caused by Zygomycetes, which develop ribbon-like hyphae branching and produces haploid spores, which will, in turn, grow into a new organism. Pathogens can be detected in abundance in fruits, soil, and excrement, as well as in the mouth cavity, nasal antrum, and throat of healthy absence of any disease people. Mucorales’s is a Zygomycetes sub type that causes a specific clinical infection pattern. The fungi are normally non-pathogenic and only when the host’s resistance is exceedingly low does it become pathogenic. Mucormycosis in the maxillofacial region, particularly in the maxillofacial region, can be spread through mucosal ulceration or extraction wounds. Asexual spore production causes mucormycosis infection [11-13].

The microscopic Spores borne in the air and fall on a membrane rich in mucous glands of the human mouth and nose. A phagocytic reaction will limit the competent in the vast majority of immunologically capable individual’s hosts. Germination and the development of hyphae will occur if this response fails [14]. In immunocompromised patients, the infection spreads polymorphonuclear leukocytes are less successful at removing hyphae than monomorphonuclear leukocytes. As the hyphae penetrate the arteries, they multiply within the walls of artery and lumens of the arteries, caused by thrombosis, ischemic heart disease, and myocardial infarction, as well as dry gangrene of the afflicted tissues. 10 Mucormycosis of the cavity of mouth can be caused by 1 of the 2 things. The first is from Infection that has spread throughout the body, which is spread the first is caused by inhalation (via the nose), while the second is caused by contamination of the wound directly which can spread to viscera of other organs. The infection can cause palatal ulceration and necrosis if it enters the body by the nose or PNS with the afflicted area turning black in the majority of instances. Clinical symptoms may emerge when an infection develops from a direct wound, it can spread anywhere in the mouth cavity, including the mandible exposure [15]. Cavernous sinus thrombosis, a type of infection that affects both the maxilla and the mandible, is a notable difference between the two infections. Asexual spore production causes mucormycosis infection. The microscopic Spores born into the air and fall on the mucosa of the human mouth and nose. A phagocytic reaction will limit these spores the vast majority of immune-competent hosts [16]. Germination and the development of hyphae will occur if this response fails. Polymorphonuclear leukocytes are less effective than monomorphonuclear leukocytes, at hyphae removal in immunocompromised patients, and the infection spreads. As the hyphae penetrate the arteries, they multiply within the walls and lumens of the arteries, causing thrombosis, ischemia, and infarction, as well as dry gangrene of the afflicted tissues [17,18].


The presence of exposed necrotic bone in a diabetic patient with a history of past mucous infection should raise the spectre of a refractory mucormycotic infection to the clinician’s attention. In such circumstances, the goal of treatment is to improve one’s quality of life, which can be accomplished successfully with a multidisciplinary approach including a group of specialists with various specialities. After all the investigation it diagnosed the maxillary necrosis by mucormycosis and it treated with cholesterol modifying medication tables. Amphotericin-B0.8mg /kg/day and provide antifungal drug because the maxillary fungal infections reduce. Diagnostic evaluation includes history collection, physical examination and CT scan and MRI of the brain. Medication management would have been sufficient revascularization makes no difference in asymptomatic patient with maxillary necrosis by mucormycosis. Uncontrolled diabetes, kidney failure, organ transplantation, and long-term corticosteroid use and AIDS, Immunosuppressive medications, Cirrhosis, burns can all lead to mucormycosis, a severe invasive fungal infection related cancers such lymphomas and leukaemias. It can be induced even by minor dental procedures, such as tooth extraction, in a diabetic patient. More efforts should be made to diagnose this disease early and treat the patient as soon as possible.

Conflict of Interest

All authors do not have any possible conflicts of interest.


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