Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 149-

Zygomycosis in pregnancy


Somsri Wiwanitkit, Viroj Wiwanitkit 
 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand

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Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok- 10160
Thailand




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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Zygomycosis in pregnancy.Indian J Endocr Metab 2012;16:149-149


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Sir,

Zygomycosis is an uncommon deep fungal infection. The recent report on zygomycosis in a pregnant case with diabetes mellitus is very interesting. [1] Hayat et al. mentioned that this might be the first documented cases. However, there are some previous similar case reports. The first rhino-orbital zygomycosis in pregnancy has already been reported in India by Goel et al. [2] The case reported by Goel et al., had underlying liver disease and multiple organ disorder. Specifically, a case of zygomycosis in a diabetic pregnant patient has been reported by Trivedi et al. [3] Therefore, the problem of zygomycosis in diabetic pregnancy is not new, but is an important concern in obstetrical endocrinology.

References

1Hayat M, Mushtaq S, Saba S, Saif R. Rhino-orbital-mucormycosis as a presenting manifestation of gestational diabetes mellitus. Indian J Endocrinol Metab 2011;15 Suppl 1:S65-6.
2Goel A, Rao SV, Mathews MS, George A, Kurien M, Amritanand A, et al. Rhino-orbital zygomycosis in a patient with pregnancy related liver disease and multi-organ failure. Indian J Gastroenterol 2011;30:49-50.
3Trivedi TH, Jadhav DL, Yeolekar ME, Shejale SB, Pereira OT, Varaiya AY, et al. Rhinocerebral mucormycosis in a pregnant woman with diabetic ketoacidosis. J Assoc Physicians India 2002;50:592-4.