DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20214687

Premaxillary and maxillary sinus mucormycosis post COVID: a rare case report

Deependra Shrestha, Reskey Dev

Abstract


Mucormycosis, previously termed as zygomycosis, is an opportunistic infection and is caused by fungi belonging to the order Mucorales. It is found in patients with predisposing conditions such as diabetic ketoacidosis, chronic kidney disease malignancy long-term steroid use and immunosuppressant drugs. Mucormycosis involving paranasal sinuses is a rare life-threatening opportunistic infection in a covid positive patient. The unprescribed use of corticosteroid in covid positive patient, the lymphopenia in severe covid 19 cases, preexisting diseases like uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, hematological malignancy, stem cell transplant causing weak immune system are the factors which are responsible for mucor infection in covid positive patients. We herein report the case of maxillary and premaxillary mucormycosis infection in the uncontrolled diabetic patient with post covid status in recovering phase of acute respiratory distress syndrome.


Keywords


Mucormycosis, COVID-19, Sinonasal disease

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