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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44393

SARS-CoV-2 AND MUCORMYCOSIS: A REVIEW

Nishita Bhosale , Amol Jamkhande, BhagyashreeKalsekar, Neelam Gavali, Vivek Nair, Alok Ranjan

Abstract

Mucormycosis is a rare and devastating disease caused by a ubiquitous fungus that belongs to the class Zygomycetes and order Mucorales.It is an opportunistic fungal infection which is most commonly seen in immunocompromised patients .The pandemic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to be a significant problem worldwide.SARS-COV-2 is a cytokine storm syndrome that causes severe immunosuppression that might compromise the host response and increase the risk to develop opportunistic infections. There are several cases which have shown occurrence of Mucormycosis in patients who have a history of COVID -19. Therefore this review will highlight about the fungal infection Mucormycosis and its relation with COVID 19 disease.

Keywords

SARS-CoV-2, Mucormycosis, Opportunistic infection

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