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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2019, Article ID 8459296, 6 pages
Case Report

Mucormycotic Osteomyelitis Involving the Maxilla: A Rare Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Dept. of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, G.Pulla Reddy Dental College and Hospital, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India
2Consultant Prosthodontist and Implantologist, Continental Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
3Department of Restorative and Prosthetic Dental Sciences, Dar Al Uloom University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence should be addressed to Rajesh Arani; moc.liamg@inarahsejar.rd

Received 22 May 2018; Revised 19 September 2018; Accepted 4 November 2018; Published 22 January 2019

Academic Editor: Tomoyuki Shibata

Copyright © 2019 Rajesh Arani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Osteomyelitis is an inflammatory process of bone and marrow contents. These changes in bone are primarily seen in soft tissue followed by calcified tissue. It is an opportunistic infection due to the complication of some other conditions rendering the host susceptible to disease. Consequences of this infection range from draining tract to malignant transformation. Various etiological factors are involved in origin of the disease; among them, fungal origin is rare. Specific feature in fungal osteomyelitis is the involvement of maxillary sinus with a complaint of sinusitis associated with diabetes mellitus. Here, we discuss a case of osteomyelitis with fungal infection involving the maxilla. The patient is under medication for the past five years due to diabetes.