Asymptomatic COVID 19 infection: An innocent bystander in Mucormycosis or maybe not?

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Author Details : Shamsudeen M , Shahul Hameed C P, Liz Mary Paul*, Lubna Abdul Azeez, Faris Hussain K N, Navaf K M

Volume : 8, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 182-184

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We report a case of 48 year old male with past medical history of poorly controlled Diabetes mellitus, Chronic Liver Disease-child Pugh B who came with complaints of left frontal headache and left orbital pain. A clinical diagnosis of possible Rhinorbital Mucormycosis was made and further confirmed by potassium hydroxide (KOH) mount from tissue, which showed broad sparsely septate hyphae and fungal culture grew Rhizopus oryzae. Covid 19 infection was detected as an incidental finding on admission to the hospital. The patient was successfully treated with surgical debridement and liposomal Amphotericin B followed by oral Posaconazole.

Keywords : Mucormycosis, Diabetes mellitus, Covid 19, Fungal culture.

How to cite : Shamsudeen M, Shahul Hameed C P, Paul L M, Azeez L A, Faris Hussain K N, Navaf K M, Asymptomatic COVID 19 infection: An innocent bystander in Mucormycosis or maybe not?. Indian J Microbiol Res 2021;8(2):182-184

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Article History

Received : 06-05-2021

Accepted : 12-05-2021

Available online : 30-07-2021

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