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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 232-235

Mucormycosis of the thyroid gland: A cataclysmic event in renal allograft recipient


1 Department of Nephrology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Microbiology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Pathology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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N Prasad
Department of Nephrology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijn.IJN_192_17

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Invasive fungal infection is a complication seen in immunocompromised patients. A disseminated fungal infection has a high rate of mortality. Although disseminated infection is known to be seen in most organs, thyroid involvement is rarely reported. Hence, we report a fatal case of thyroid mucormycosis which resulted into laryngeal nerve paralysis and death of a renal allograft recipient.






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