Twin presentation of rhinocerebral mucormycosis and parotid abscess with facial nerve palsy in a case of unrevealed uncontrolled diabetes mellitus

Preeti S. Shetti, Reshma R., Prasheetha B., O. Padmavathy


Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is a saprophytic invasive fungal infection of the nose and paranasal sinuses. The angio-invasive nature of the disease and rapid spread to the surrounding vital structures makes this infection more fatal. Parotid abscess is a rare disease in both adults and children due to an ascending infection from the oral cavity via the parotid duct. Diabetes mellitus is an immuno-compromised state in which patients are more prone for several infections. Both these diseases can lead to fatal complications due to their spread and toxicity, but the one rare complication of both these diseases is Facial nerve palsy. We are presenting a case of Diabetes mellitus with Rhinocerebral mucormycosis and Parotid abscess. There have been very few documented cases of co-existing Rhinocerebral mucormycosis and Parotid abscess in a patient with facial nerve palsy as complication.


Rhinocerebral mucormycosis, Parotid abscess, Facial nerve palsy, Diabetes mellitus

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