MUCORMYCOSIS – AN EPIDEMIC IN A PANDEMIC: A COMPLICATION OF COVID-19Abstract
Mycosis is an opportunistic infection that attacks patients who are immunocompromised. Our immune system is designed to defend us against fungus and bacteria. The fungus can expand, penetrate and kill tissue because it lacks immunity. It’s everywhere, in soil and air and even in healthy people’s noses and snot, says the researcher. “As we work to defend ourselves from COVID-19 and live with it, another hazard termed Mucormycosis has emerged. Mucormycosis, a fungal infection caused by Mucor with a 50% fatality rate, maybe provoked by the administration of steroids, a life-saving treatment for severe and critically ill Covid-19 patients. Stay safe from Mucormycosis, a fungus that has been discovered in Covid-19 patients.
Naga Vishnu Kandra *, Sindhura Nagisetty, Praveen Kumar Uppala and Vara Prasad Adepu
Department of Pharmacology, Santhiram Medical College & General Hospital, Nandyal, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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