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Amphotericin-induced pancytopenia in a patient with rhino-orbital mucormycosis
  1. Nitin Gupta1,
  2. Manish Soneja2
  1. 1Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  2. 2Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Manish Soneja, Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, New Delhi 110029, India; manishsoneja{at}

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A 38-year-old male patient, farmer by occupation and a known case of diabetes mellitus (uncontrolled, non-compliant on medication), presented with features of right-sided sinus fullness, right-sided cheek swelling and headache for 10 days to an outside hospital. The cheek swelling gradually progressed to involve the right periorbital region as well. On examination, necrotic lesions were found in the oral cavity along with a large palatal perforation (figure 1). Partial ptosis was observed in the right eye but the vision was intact. With a clinical suspicion of mucormycosis, the patient was initiated on …

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  • Contributors NG and MS prepared the manuscript and MS did the overall supervision.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

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