Successful treatment of periodontal mucormycosis: report of a case and literature review

Nancy E. McDermott, John Barrett, Jason Hipp, Maria J. Merino, Chyi Chia Richard Lee, Paige Waterman, Demetrio L. Domingo, Thomas J. Walsh

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Abstract

Mucormycosis is an aggressive and potentially devastating fungal infection which typically manifests in pulmonary, rhinocerebral, or disseminated forms in patients with hematologic malignancy. Mucormycosis confined to the periodontium is uncommon, and to our knowledge only 6 cases have been reported in the English-language literature. This case report describes a patient with acute leukemia and periodontal mucormycosis. Calcofluor fluorescence microscopy is also proposed as a method for establishing a prompt diagnosis and guiding extent of intraoperative surgical debridement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e64-e69
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology
Volume109
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)

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    McDermott, N. E., Barrett, J., Hipp, J., Merino, M. J., Richard Lee, C. C., Waterman, P., Domingo, D. L., & Walsh, T. J. (2010). Successful treatment of periodontal mucormycosis: report of a case and literature review. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology, 109(3), e64-e69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tripleo.2009.11.012