Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Review ArticleVolume 2 Issue 8

Mucormycosis

Neeraj Vinayakumar1*, Meenakshi C Nayanar2 and K R Vinayakumar3

1Consultant Gastroenterologist, SriRamakrishna Ashrama Charitable Hospital, Sasthamangalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2Consultant Paediatrician, Dr V C Nayanar Memorial Hospital, Payyanur, Kerala, India
3Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Ananthapuri Hospitals and Research Institute, Chackai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

*Corresponding Author: Neeraj Vinayakumar, Consultant Gastroenterologist, SriRamakrishna Ashrama Charitable Hospital, Sasthamangalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Received: June 08, 2021; Published: July 17, 2021

Citation: Neeraj Vinayakumar., et al. “Mucormycosis". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 2.7 (2021): 32-38.

Abstract

  Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection that is seen predominantly in immunosuppressed individuals. There has been an upsurge of cases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Iron plays a vital role in the pathogenesis. The disease may manifest in various types. Globally, the most common form is rhino orbito cerebral mucormycosis (ROCM). The fungi can cause angioinvasion and tissue necrosis. Early diagnosis, surgical debridement and prompt initiation of appropriate anti-fungal therapy plays an important part in determining the course of illness. The mortality rate ranges from 28 - 52%.

Keywords: Mucormycosis; Immunosuppression; COVID-19; Iron; Angioinvasion; Mortality

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