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VOLUME 24 , ISSUE 11 ( November, 2020 ) > List of Articles
Vijetha Nagendra, Keta Deepak Thakkar, Ajay Hrishi, Unnikrishnan Prathapadas
Keywords : Acute ischemic stroke, Garcin syndrome, Multiorgan dysfunction, Rhinocerebral mucormycosis
Citation Information : Nagendra V, Thakkar KD, Hrishi A, Prathapadas U. A Rare Case of Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis Presenting as Garcin Syndrome and Acute Ischemic Stroke. Indian J Crit Care Med 2020; 24 (11):1137-1138.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 16-12-2020
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Background: Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection affecting immunocompromised patients, with the rhinocerebral variant as the most common presentation.1 Garcin syndrome is the progressive involvement of the cranial nerves resulting in total unilateral paralysis of cranial nerves, absence of sensory or motor deficits, and not associated with features of raised intracranial pressure.2 We report a case of invasive rhinocerebral mucormycosis presenting as Garcin syndrome and acute ischemic stroke.
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