Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

EMERGING HOT TOPICS - CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 407--410

Post coronavirus disease mucormycosis involving the mandible: A case report with brief note on literature


Lokesh Bhanumurthy, P Sai Krishna, Prasanna Sekhar, LS Makesh Raj 
 Department of Oral Pathology, Tagore Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
L S Makesh Raj
Department of Oral Pathology, Tagore Dental College and Hospital, Rathinamangalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Bhanumurthy L, Krishna P S, Sekhar P, Makesh Raj L S. Post coronavirus disease mucormycosis involving the mandible: A case report with brief note on literature.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2021;25:407-410


How to cite this URL:
Bhanumurthy L, Krishna P S, Sekhar P, Makesh Raj L S. Post coronavirus disease mucormycosis involving the mandible: A case report with brief note on literature. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 27 ];25:407-410
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