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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 407-410
Post coronavirus disease mucormycosis involving the mandible: A case report with brief note on literature


Department of Oral Pathology, Tagore Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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L S Makesh Raj
Department of Oral Pathology, Tagore Dental College and Hospital, Rathinamangalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.jomfp_355_21

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Mucormycosis also termed as phycomycosis or zygomycosis is less commonly seen in oral cavity. However, it is an invasive, life-threatening and aggressive fungal infection. It mostly targets individuals with altered immunological system and diabetes. In this recent pandemic situation, the individuals affected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are also affected with this fungal infection which commonly involves the maxilla. In this case report, we present a case of a 45-year-old female affected with mucormycosis in post-COVID scenario involving mandible which is quite rare situation. The case report covers clinical findings, radiographic investigations and histopathological details with brief on literature review. Since mucormycosis is aggressive fungal infection, it should be handled with multimodal approach to reduce the systemic damage of an individual, morbidity and mortality.


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