Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Review Article Volume 2 Issue 11

Black Fungus: A New Threat Under the Shadow of COVID-19

Soham Biswas and Moumita Gangopadhyay*

School of Life Science and Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, Adamas University, Barasat, Kolkata, India

*Corresponding Author: Moumita Gangopadhyay, School of Life Science and Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, Adamas University, Barasat, Kolkata, India.

Received: September 08, 2021; Published: 11 October, 2021

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Abstract

It was not long ago when the world started to see new hopes against the COVID-19 that a new threat emerged, yet once again echoing the deep scars that this new virus has left in the face of our civilization. Informally publicized as “Black Fungus”, mucormycosis is an opportunistic, iatrogenic fungal disease primarily infecting the paranasal sinuses. Harmless to healthy individuals, this fungal pathogen preys upon individuals with a disrupted immune system. Therefore, it is of no surprise that COVID-19 patients are easy victims of this disease. In this present article, we talked about the predominant culprits of mucormycosis, their mechanism of infection, and probable ways of preventing it.

Keywords: COVID-19; Black Fungus; Opportunistic; Iatrogenic; Paranasal Sinuses; Immune System; Mucormycosis

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Citation

Citation: Soham Biswas and Moumita Gangopadhyay. “Black Fungus: A New Threat Under the Shadow of COVID-19". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 2.11 (2021): 25-27.




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