Rhino-orbital COVID-19 associated mucormycosis- A case report

Case Report

Author Details : Shanmuga Vadivoo Natarajan*, B Usha

Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2021

Article Page : 304-307


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COVID-19 Associated Mucormycosis (CAM) is an emerging infectious disease that has caused increased mortality & morbidity in India during this second wave of the pandemic. The country has reported more than 30,000 cases and over 2,000 deaths by Mucormycosis so far, according to sources from Union Health Ministry. CAM is now a notifiable disease. At our Tertiary care teaching hospital, which caters for COVID 19 management, we are reporting the first case of Rhino orbital CAM, which was caused by Rhizopus spp. Our patient had a history of contact with a suspected COVID 19 patient and was recently diagnosed with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus. A direct KOH microscopic examination of purulent material aspirated from the sinonasal polyp of the patient revealed fungal elements, and Rhizopus spp was isolated. Due to a shortage of Amphotericin B, the patient was referred to a government higher speciality centre for further management. The patient was followed up & was noted that he was treated with antifungal and discharged following recovery.

Keywords: Mucormycosis, Rhino­orbital Covid associated Mucormycosis­CAM, Case report­India

How to cite : Natarajan S V, Usha B, Rhino-orbital COVID-19 associated mucormycosis- A case report. IP Int J Med Microbiol Trop Dis 2021;7(4):304-307

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Article History

Received : 12-07-2021

Accepted : 03-09-2021

Available online : 18-11-2021

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