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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 237-240

Mucormycosis in HIV positive diabetic individual amid covidien epoch - A rare case report

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, D. Y. Patil University-School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Mandavi Waghmare
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DOI: 10.4103/jiaomr.jiaomr_274_21

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Mucormycosis is an opportunistic fulminant fungal infection that can cause significant morbidity and frequent mortality in susceptible patients. Common predisposing factors include diabetes mellitus and immunosuppression. Even though this fungus is ubiquitous, the immune system usually prevents the disease, and it is rare. But in the present pandemic era, Mucormycosis has become a prevalent disease among immunocompromised patients and individuals with systemic pathosis. The infection begins in the nose and paranasal sinuses due to inhalation of fungal spores. The fungus invades the arteries leading to thrombosis that subsequently causes tissue necrosis. The infection can spread to orbital and intracranial structures by direct invasion of blood vessels. Here, we describe an interesting and rare case of sino-nasal mucormycosis in a seropositive, uncontrolled diabetic and suspected Covid positive individual to emphasize early diagnosis and treatment of this fatal fungal infection.

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