Post COVID 19- mucormycosis and osteomyelitis of the mandible- A rare case report


Case Report

Author Details : Kanchan Shah, Bhavana Valvi*, Prashant Pandilwar, Suraj Parmar, Wahab Shaikh

Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2021

Article Page : 230-234

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.jooo.2021.061



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Abstract

Corona virus disease was declared as pandemic in 2020. The second wave of covid 19 in India was completely influenced by the fatal complication of covid 19 called Mucormycosis. It was declared as an epidemic in India after 2 wave. The use of Corticosteroids in the management of covid 19 and uncontrolled diabetes mellitus with other systemic illness has shown tremendous immunosuppression which has ultimately caused Mucormycosis. Mucormycosis is rare in mandible. We are presenting a case report with brief discussion of 9 patients having post covid Mucormycosis along with osteomyelitis of the mandible, the rarest form of the post covid infection, which was managed surgically as well as with adjuvant antibacterial and antifungal drugs followed by post-operative prosthetic rehabilitation. This fatal infection has to be kept in mind in covid 19 active cases as well as in recovered patients, especially in those having comorbidities and judicious use of cortico-steroids should be recommended.


Keywords: Post covid Mucormycosis, Osteomyelitis.


How to cite : Shah K, Valvi B, Pandilwar P, Parmar S, Shaikh W, Post COVID 19- mucormycosis and osteomyelitis of the mandible- A rare case report. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2021;7(4):230-234


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Article History

Received : 11-11-2021

Accepted : 22-11-2021

Available online : 15-01-2022


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