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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 172-174

Mucormycosis of Pouch of Douglas in a diabetic woman

1 Department of Pathology, Medical College, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Burdwan Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Santosh K Mondal
Department of Pathology, Medical College, Kolkata
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.100577

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Mucormycosis is a severe fungal infection which is rare in clinical practice. This infection is usually acquired by inhalation; other portals of entry are ingestion and traumatic implantation, especially in immuno-compromised patients. Here, we present a case of mucormycosis in a 44-year-old diabetic woman. The patient had collection of fluid in the Pouch of Douglas (POD) and history of bleeding per vagina. Hysterectomy was done which showed a blackish serosal surface of the posterior uterus. Subsequent investigations revealed mycormycosis caused by Rhizopus oryzae (R. arrhizus) affecting the POD. Patient was treated with liposomal amphotericin B and is now keeping well.

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