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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 209-214

Mucormycosis in COVID-19

Department of Medicine, MVJMC and RH, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vasantha Kamath
Department of Medicine, MVJMC and RH, Hoskote, Bengaluru - 562 114, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ajim.ajim_74_21

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Mucormycosis has emerged as a disease of immense importance, especially owing to the surge of cases during the second wave of COVID pandemic. Various factors are being attributed to the sudden burst of cases in our country, such as higher fungal spore counts in tropical climate, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, prolonged steroid therapy, contamination of oxygen facilities, respiratory equipment, reused face mask, and zinc supplements. The need of the hour is to emphasize on awareness of early warning signs, as the benefits appear to be time sensitive.

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