Harshavardhan M Annigeri, Vibhor B Kumar
Introduction: India is also facing a new challenge in form of COVID-19 associated mucormycosis. It is a rare but fatal infection if not treated. It is often referred as black fungus. Aim: The present study reviewed COVID-19 associated mucormycosis in a tertiary care centre. Methods: This retrospective study included COVID-19 positive patients confirmed on RT-PCR during the period of one month (May 2021) at Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka. Results: Male to female ratio was 2.6:1. 53.2% complained of decreased vision while 23.4% had nasal discharge. 85% patients were diabetic, and 29.8% were hypertensive. Thirteen patients underwent sinus endoscopy, and all of them showed black discoloration, yellowish discharge, and eschar. Conclusion: COVID-19 associated mucormycosis is a serious problem, and early diagnosis and treatment of these patients are required for successful management.
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