Rapidly progressive bilateral optic nerve and retinal infarctions due to rhinocerebral mucormycosis and pseudoephedrine use
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© 2016 American Academy of Neurology.Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is a life-threatening fungal disease due to Rhizopus or Mucor species. Infection typically occurs in patients who are immunocompromised or have poorly controlled diabetes.1 The classical syndrome consists of a rapidly progressive sinusitis, periorbital edema and cellulitis, ophthalmoplegia, and unilateral visual loss.1-3 We report rapidly progressive bilateral visual loss from mucormycosis due to bilateral optic nerve and retinal infarction in a patient with diabetes.
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