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Invasive Mucormycosis Following COVID-19 Pneumonia

Raghavendra Deshpande, Ipe Jacob, Pradeep Rangappa, Diwakar C, Karthik Rao.

Abstract
Invasive mucormycosis, a dreaded and debilitating fungal infection, referred to as ‘black fungus’ is being increasingly seen as a sequela of SARS-COV2 pneumonia. This is a highly invasive infection that arises on the background of an immunocompromised state and can cause extensive necrosis and bony destruction of the paranasal sinuses, orbit and surrounding tissues. In addition to antifungal drugs, treatment often involves aggressive surgical debridement including exenteration of the orbit. We describe four cases of mucormycosis that presented soon after treatment for SARS-COV2 pneumonia and their radiological findings and discuss risk factors, treatment and preventive measures.

Key words: Mucormycosis, Black fungus, maxillectomy, paranasal sinusitis


 
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Deshpande R, Jacob I, Rangappa P, C D, Rao K. Invasive Mucormycosis Following COVID-19 Pneumonia. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2021; 5(14): 22-26. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.InvasiveMucormycosisFollowingCOVID-19Pneumonia


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Deshpande R, Jacob I, Rangappa P, C D, Rao K. Invasive Mucormycosis Following COVID-19 Pneumonia. http://www.mdpub.net/?mno=90853 [Access: December 31, 2021]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.InvasiveMucormycosisFollowingCOVID-19Pneumonia


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Deshpande R, Jacob I, Rangappa P, C D, Rao K. Invasive Mucormycosis Following COVID-19 Pneumonia. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2021; 5(14): 22-26. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.InvasiveMucormycosisFollowingCOVID-19Pneumonia



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Deshpande R, Jacob I, Rangappa P, C D, Rao K. Invasive Mucormycosis Following COVID-19 Pneumonia. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2021), [cited December 31, 2021]; 5(14): 22-26. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.InvasiveMucormycosisFollowingCOVID-19Pneumonia



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Deshpande, R., Jacob, . I., Rangappa, . P., C, . D. & Rao, . K. (2021) Invasive Mucormycosis Following COVID-19 Pneumonia. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 5 (14), 22-26. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.InvasiveMucormycosisFollowingCOVID-19Pneumonia



Turabian Style

Deshpande, Raghavendra, Ipe Jacob, Pradeep Rangappa, Diwakar C, and Karthik Rao. 2021. Invasive Mucormycosis Following COVID-19 Pneumonia. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 5 (14), 22-26. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.InvasiveMucormycosisFollowingCOVID-19Pneumonia



Chicago Style

Deshpande, Raghavendra, Ipe Jacob, Pradeep Rangappa, Diwakar C, and Karthik Rao. "Invasive Mucormycosis Following COVID-19 Pneumonia." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 5 (2021), 22-26. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.InvasiveMucormycosisFollowingCOVID-19Pneumonia



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Deshpande, Raghavendra, Ipe Jacob, Pradeep Rangappa, Diwakar C, and Karthik Rao. "Invasive Mucormycosis Following COVID-19 Pneumonia." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 5.14 (2021), 22-26. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.InvasiveMucormycosisFollowingCOVID-19Pneumonia



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Deshpande, R., Jacob, . I., Rangappa, . P., C, . D. & Rao, . K. (2021) Invasive Mucormycosis Following COVID-19 Pneumonia. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 5 (14), 22-26. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.InvasiveMucormycosisFollowingCOVID-19Pneumonia