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July - September 2011, Volume 7, Issue 3
Case Report

Dayal D, Saini A, Sodhi K, Rao K, Gupta N, Dogra S, Singhi S

Thymic Zygomycosis in a Girl with Poorly Controlled Diabetes

Acta Endo (Buc) 2011, 7 (3): 379-383
doi: 10.4183/aeb.2011.379

Zygomycosis is a frequently fatal infection in the immunocompromised and diabetic host. A 12 year old girl with type 1 diabetes presented in diabetic ketoacidosis and consolidation of right lung along with thymic abscess causing persistent respiratory symptoms. A diagnosis of\r\nmucormycosis was made on smear examination of the thymic aspirate. Intravenous amphotericin along with surgical excision of the abscess resulted in clinical cure. Thymic involvement as seen in this case is an extremely rare occurrence in a diabetic patient which has not been\r\nreported in literature so far .

Keywords: zygomycosis, thymus, fungal abscess, type 1 diabetes

Correspondence: Devi Dayal MD, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research - Pediatrics, 3118, Level III, Block A, Advanced Pediatrics Center, Chandigarh 160012, India, Tel: 911722755657 Fax: 911722744401, email: