CLINICAL STUDY OF COVID ASSOCIATED RHINO-ORBITAL MUCOR MYCOSIS IN STATE COVID HOSPITAL
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 2067-2072
AbstractBackground: Mucormycosis is one such infection which has shown a sudden rise during the second wave in India. (Our present study has been designed to all the confirmed cases of rhino orbital mucormycosis. In our study we have included all the rhinorbital mucormycosis cases that have been confirmed by microscopy and or radiological evidence.Mucormycosis (also called zygomycosis) is a serious fungal infection caused by agroup of molds called mucoromycetes.
Materials and Methods: All the patients that have directly attended the ophthalmology OPD. Chief complaint with duration (Look for redness , watering, discharge & pain in the eye, diplopia, eyelid/ periocular swelling) facial swelling, eyelid/perioculay facial discoloration, Worsening headache, sudden drooping of eyelid (or) restricted eye movements, sudden loss of vision, facial parasthesia / anaesthesia, nasal discharge (blakish/ bloody/foul smell nasal stuffiness, dental pain.
Results: Out of all 60 cases, 79 there were 47 males and 13 females. In this study 48.33% cases belongs to age group of 50-60 years followed by 36.66% belongs to age group of 60-70 years. Among the 60 patients who presented to hospital within 1 week of onset of symptoms likee pain redness watering et 35 of them got good vision, whereas among the 15 members who presented beyond 2 weeks after the onset of their symptoms only 7 got good vision while 2 of them got poor vision below 6/60 indicating the importance of early diagnosis. 65% cases affected at right eye and 63.33% cases showing symotoms like Redness, treatment under goes with total Restriction 42 members and Painful oculr movement in 43.33% cases.
Conclusion: The second wave of COVID-19 in India has led to more deaths than the first. In just a few weeks, the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant became the dominant strain across India. It has since spread to about 40 nations, which include United Kingdom, Fiji and Singapore.18 the first case of Covid-19-related Mucormycosis has now been found in Chile. It is important to recognise at an early stage this infection, so as to potentially reduce soft and hard tissue necrosis and severe complications and alert colleagues of this mutilating and life threatening infection.
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