Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118--120

Perforation peritonitis secondary to intestinal mucormycosis in a boy with type I diabetes mellitus


Abdul Haque M. Quraishi, Aishwarya Peshattiwar, Girish Umare, Avishek Bannerji 
 Department of Surgery, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abdul Haque M. Quraishi
22, Vijaynagar, Chhaoni, Nagpur - 440 013, Maharashtra
India

Intestinal mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection reported more commonly in immunocompromised patients, premature infants, diabetics, transplant recipients, prolonged use of corticosteroids, or in conditions associated with an increased availability of serum iron such as acidosis or deferoxamine administration and carries a high mortality rate. We report the case of a 14-year-old boy with diabetes mellitus, who presented with atypical clinical features. He was diagnosed as intestinal mucormycosis and was treated successfully with surgical and antifungal management.


How to cite this article:
M. Quraishi AH, Peshattiwar A, Umare G, Bannerji A. Perforation peritonitis secondary to intestinal mucormycosis in a boy with type I diabetes mellitus.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2020;25:118-120


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M. Quraishi AH, Peshattiwar A, Umare G, Bannerji A. Perforation peritonitis secondary to intestinal mucormycosis in a boy with type I diabetes mellitus. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Apr 9 ];25:118-120
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