Looks like a stroke, acts like a stroke, but It's more than a stroke: A case of cerebral mucormycosis

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Abstract

Mucormycosis is a fungus that exhibits angiocentric growth and can cause a thrombotic arteritis. Infection with this organism is uncommon and cerebral involvement is most often secondary to direct invasion through the paranasal sinuses. Here, we present a case of mucormycosis with cerebral involvement without sinus disease, which resulted in ischemic stroke with rapid progression resulting in death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e403-e404
JournalJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Mucormycosis
Stroke
Arteritis
Paranasal Sinuses
Fungi
Growth
Infection

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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