Mucormycotic parotitis and otitis causing facial nerve palsy in a diabetic patient

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Abstract

Mucormycosis of the parotid with facial nerve palsy is an uncommon manifestation of this fungal infection. Mucor is an angioinvasive and angiodestructive organism which can cause fatal infection in patients with altered immunity like Diabetes Mellitus and Hematological malignancies. It is essential to include it in the differential diagnosis to avoid delays in the treatment.

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