Dr Sanjay Kumar Bhadada Associate Professor, Department of Endocrinology, PGIMER awarded SANOFI AVENTIS SENIOR LECTURESHIP IN DIABETES for Unusual infection in diabetes mellitus in ‘67th Annual Conference of the Association of Physicians of India’ held in Science City, Kolkata. He was confered this Lectureship for his work on unusal infections in diabetes like mucormycoss and emphysematous pyelonephritis and cystitis. Patients of mucormycosis present with fever, headache and bleeding from nose, palatal perforation and if fungus extended into brain patients can developed altered sensorium .
Rhinocerebral mucormycosis continues to be the most common form of the mucormycosis, responsible for half of all cases of mucormycosis . About 70% of rhinocerebral cases (occasionally referred to as craniofacial) are found in diabetic patients with ketoacidosis . More rarely, rhinocerebral mucormycosis has also occurred in patients who received a solid organ transplant or those with prolonged neutropenia. Recently, rhinocerebral disease has been an increasing problem in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. These cases have largely been associated with steroid use for graft-versus-host disease. Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is associated with high mortatility (5%) and high morbidity.