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Fatal rhinocerebral mucormycosis mimicking giant cell arteritis (Horton’s disease) in a diabetic patient
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  • Chifa Damak,
  • Faten Frikha,
  • Donia Chebbi,
  • Mouna Snoussi,
  • Raida Ben Salah,
  • Sameh Marzouk,
  • Zouhir Bahloul
Chifa Damak
Hedi Chaker Hospital
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Faten Frikha
University of Sfax Faculty of Medecine of Sfax
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Donia Chebbi
Hedi Chaker Hospital
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Mouna Snoussi
Hedi Chaker Hospital
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Raida Ben Salah
University of Sfax Faculty of Medecine of Sfax
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Sameh Marzouk
Hedi Chaker Hospital
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Zouhir Bahloul
Hedi Chaker Hospital
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Abstract

Mucormycosis is an infection with vascular inotropism. We report a case of giant cell vasculitis due to a mucormycosis infection. The biopsy of the temporal artery revealed a giant cell vasculitis. A cutaneous biopsy of a necrotic zone confirmed mycormycosis. Despite the treatment, the result was fatal.
23 Jul 2022Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
19 Aug 2022Assigned to Editor
19 Aug 2022Submission Checks Completed
27 Aug 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
13 Sep 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
13 Sep 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
01 Oct 20221st Revision Received