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'Mucormycosis': A Fungal Infection Threatening India During COVID-19' - A Review

[ Vol. 20 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Sumel Ashique*   Pages 5 - 11 ( 7 )

Abstract:


During the second wave of Covid-19 in India, doctors recently reported a outbreak of cases involving a rare infection-called the “black fungus”-among recovering and recovered Covid-19 patients. The frequency of bacterial and fungal coinfections has been continuously rising. At the same time, invasive pulmonary aspergillosis is increasingly being recognized in association with nCOVID-19. Currently, India is suffering from a newly maiming disease associated with nCOVID-19 infected patients; at the time of the treatment, it can be developed into rhino-orbital mucormycosis. There are some approved antifungal therapies for treating this fungal infection. The background, risk factors, and associated reports about the infection are described in this review.

Keywords:

Mucormycosis, nCOVID-19, source of infection, symptoms, reported cases, therapeutics.

Affiliation:

Department of Pharmaceutics, Bharat Institute of Technology, Meerut, 250103, Uttar Pradesh



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