ID#: 14554
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This patient presented with a rhinocerebral zygomycotic infection of her face due to the fungal organism, Rhizopus arrhizus. Note the left eye proptosis, with accompanying ptosis of the upper lid, and generalized palpebral swelling and erythema. At this stage, a usual complication would be a cavernous sinus, or carotid arterial thrombosis. See PHIL 4303, for a view of this patient's left eye with its upper lid lifted upward exposing the proptotic eyeball, as well as the prominent ophthalmic asymmetry, indicative of eye muscle neuromuscular involvement.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date: 1964
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