Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 9

Mucormycosis and COVID-19: A Case Report

Milene Lopes Frota*, Ana Luiza Nunes França, Carolina Pontes Oliveira Nunes, Lays Mylena Silva Ribana Lacerda Merlin and Mirian Cabral Moreira de Castro

Otolaryngology Department, Santa Casa de Belo Horizonte, Brazil

*Corresponding Author: Milene Lopes Frota, Otolaryngology Department, Santa Casa de Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Received: July 18, 2022; Published: August 05, 2022

Abstract

The presence of co-infections in individuals with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) makes the management of these patients more challenging. The following is a case report of a patient with a history of untreated diabetes mellitus who was diagnosed in March 2021 with severe acute respiratory syndrome due to COVID-19, consequently developing rhino–orbital mucormycosis. Despite the severity of the condition, the patient demonstrated an excellent recovery course following surgical intervention and clinical treatment with isavuconazole.

Keywords: Case Report; Co-infection; Covid-19; Mucormycosis

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Citation

Citation: Milene Lopes Frota., et al. “Mucormycosis and COVID-19: A Case Report".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.9 (2022): 04-06.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Milene Lopes Frota., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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