Fungal Genomics & Biology

Fungal Genomics & Biology
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ISSN: 2165-8056

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Shivani Sanjay Ingole

Department of Kriyasharir, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurvedic College Hospital and Research Center, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

  • Research Article   
    Mucormycosis (A Black Fungus): An Association with COVID-19
    Author(s): Shivani Sanjay Ingole and Pradnya Dandekar*

    The Corona virus COVID19 is severe respiratory disorder which is caused due to infection of corona virus previously known as 2019-nCoV the infection is caused due to contagious virus which leads to severe respiratory disease known as COVID-19. COVID-19 infection can be related with a wide range of bacterial and fungal infections, which are most commonly encountered in people with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes mellitus and lung illness. Mucormycosis, a black fungus can be diagnosed during the course treatment of COVID-19 infection. During treatment of COVID-19 patient may developed orbital cellulitis. Soft tissue of brain orbits and paranasal sinuses shows swelling in MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) the use of a lot of steroids and broad-spectrum antibiotics can cause fungal infections. Broad aseptate filamentous fungal hyphae suggestive of mucormycosis revealed in nasal bi.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35841/2165-8056.22.12.178

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