Rhinocerebral mucormycosis complicated by bacterial brain abscess. Academic Article uri icon


  • Mucormycosis is a rare life-threatening fungal infection occurring primarily in patients with diabetics or immunocompromised patients. The authors report a case of mucormycosis in a patient with diabetes complicated by bacterial brain abscess. The bacteria cultured from the abscess were Staphylococcus epidermidis and Enterococcus faecalis. The abscess was surgically drained and treated with antibiotics. A brief review of mucormycosis and brain abscess including treatment is provided in the discussion.

published proceedings

  • Am J Med Sci

author list (cited authors)

  • Cano, P., Horseman, M. A., & Surani, S.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Cano, Patricia||Horseman, Michael A||Surani, Salim

publication date

  • December 2010