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Question
Rhinocerebral mucormycosis can be caused by all, Except:

A. Penicillium
B. Rhizopus
C. Absidia
D. Rhizomucor

TIPSImportant Question from DNB 2015

 Answer: A. Penicillium

Explanation :

Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis is caused by zygomycetes fungi of the order mucorales and the genera mucor, rhizopus, rhizomucor and absidia. Individuals with diabetes or immunocompromising conditions are at risk for invasive rhinocerebral mucormycosis. Patients present with low-grade fever, dull sinus pain, diplopia, decreased mental status, decreased ocular motion, chemosis, proptosis, dusky or necrotic nasal turbinates, and necrotic hard-palate lesions that respect the midline.

Reference: Approach to the Acutely Ill Infected Febrile Patient. In: Kasper D, Fauci A, Hauser S, Longo D, Jameson J, Loscalzo J. eds. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e.  Reference link

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