Author(s): Poonam Patil, Rutuja Shah, Anwar Shaikh, Smita Nayak, Vaidhun Bhaskar

Email(s): shaha.rutu@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/2231-5659.2022.00040   

Address: Poonam Patil, Rutuja Shah, Anwar Shaikh, Smita Nayak, Vaidhun Bhaskar
Anandi Pharmacy College, Kalambe Tarf Kale, Kolhapur.
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Published In:   Volume - 12,      Issue - 3,     Year - 2022


ABSTRACT:
Corona virus disease (Covid-19) it had declared an emergency global pandemic1,2,3 that cause terrible effects on respiratory system and killing more than half billion lives.4,5,6 Diabetes has been reported as a risk factor for mucormycosis in 73.5% of cases in India.7 People with diabetes and obesity tend to develop more severe Covid-19 infections. This means they're more expected to take corticosteroids, which are frequently used to treat Covid-19. But the corticosteroids along with diabetes increase the risk of mucormycosis because it has been observed that peoples are affected with mucormycosis due to weekend immunity. Even a short course of steroid (5-14 days) results in mucormycosis.8 Mucormycosis, colloquially known as black fungus, is an infection from the mucormycetes group of fungi. The virus that causes Covid-19 can damage lung tissue and blood vessels, which could also increase susceptibility to different fungal infection. brain, causing headaches or seizures. So, damage to tissue and blood vessels from Covid-19 infection, treatment with corticosteroids, high background rates of diabetes in the population most brutally affected by the coronavirus are also getting affected by life threating fungal infection called as mucormycosis. Several methods have deferred the mortality but still have a challenge in curing mucorales.


Cite this article:
Poonam Patil, Rutuja Shah, Anwar Shaikh, Smita Nayak, Vaidhun Bhaskar. Post covid calamity- Mucormycosis: An overview. Asian Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2022; 12(3):227-0. doi: 10.52711/2231-5659.2022.00040

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Poonam Patil, Rutuja Shah, Anwar Shaikh, Smita Nayak, Vaidhun Bhaskar. Post covid calamity- Mucormycosis: An overview. Asian Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2022; 12(3):227-0. doi: 10.52711/2231-5659.2022.00040   Available on: https://ajpsonline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-12-3-12


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