To evaluate the mucormycosis cases in post Covid-19 patients
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 134-138
AbstractAim: To evaluate the mucormycosis cases in post Covid-19 patients.
Methods: This cross-sectional observational study was carried out in the Department of
Microbiology. Basic microbiological methods such as gram stain and KOH smear were
used for the detection of MC in the received clinical specimen and morphology was seen
in the microscope. Patients admitted in our hospital with a history of fever, cough, body
ache and shortness of breath for 4-5 days with have positive report of nasopharyngeal/
oropharyngeal swab for covid19 RT-PCR were included in the present study.
Results: Age, sex and other demography details were collected before sample collection,
the average age of the participants was 60.4 ± 7.5 years and the majority of participants
were male 75%. Although, 45% participants belong to below 50 year age and 55% of
participant belongs to above 50 year age. Out of n=50 specimens, total 9 specimen found
positive for fungal smear i.e. n=6 sputum, n=3 nasal swabs and n=0 BAL specimens.
Conclusions: The present study concluded that the cases of life threatening MC increase
day by day in central India as post complication of covid-19 disease.
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