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Description:This patient presented with a rhinocerebral zygomycotic infection of her face due to Rhizopus arrhizus fungal organisms. 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 of her right eyeball, indicative of eye muscle neuromuscular involvement.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1964
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Links:CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED); Mucormycosis (Zygomycosis)
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