Mucormycosis involving paranasal sinuses in a post-COVID-19 patient with an uncontrolled diabetes-A rare presentation in an ongoing pandemic


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Author Details : Novelesh Bachchan, Sankalp Yadav*, Gautam Rawal, Pallawi Rai

Volume : 6, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 137-140

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijirm.2021.030



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Abstract

Mucormycosis (MCR) involving paranasal sinuses is a rare life-threatening opportunistic infection in immunocompromised  individuals. In humans, MCR is considered as one of the most rapidly progressive lethal forms of fungal infection with a high mortality rate of 70–100%. During the second wave of COVID-19 in India, the cases of MCR have increased rapidly. We herein report a case of a 70-year-old Indian male with an uncontrolled diabetes diagnosed as maxillary and ethmoid sinus MCR.

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Paranasal sinus, Mucormycosis.


How to cite : Bachchan N , Yadav S , Rawal G , Rai P , Mucormycosis involving paranasal sinuses in a post-COVID-19 patient with an uncontrolled diabetes-A rare presentation in an ongoing pandemic. IP Indian J Immunol Respir Med 2021;6(2):137-140


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Article History

Received : 01-05-2021

Accepted : 29-05-2021

Available online : 07-06-2021


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