MUCORMYCOSIS DURING THE SECOND WAVE OF COVID19 PANDEMIC IN SOUTH RAJASTHAN: AN ANALYTICAL CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 1872-1884
AbstractMucormycosis is an opportunistic infection caused by several fungi belonging
to phylum Glomeromycota. They are found ubiquitously in the soil and
They are classified under subphylum Mucoromycotina and
Entomopthoromycotina. Mucormycosis caused by members belonging to
subphylum Mucoromycotina, order Mucorales, is the most clinically important
and includes the genera Lichtheimia, Mucor, Rhizomucor and Rhizopus species.
It is a very rapidly progressive (because of its angioinvasive nature) thereby
may prove fatal if timely diagnosis is not made entailing delay in institution of
specific treatment. It presents as six clinical types Rhino-orbito-cerebral,
Pulmonary, Cutaneous, Gastrointestinal, Isolated Renal and Disseminated
Mucormycosis on the basis of anatomical site involved in a particular patient.
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