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  • Impact Factor: 1.809**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2474-1655
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1655
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Major Scope

  •  Forensic and Legal Medicine
  •  Vascular Medicine
  •  Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  Pneumonia
  •  Neurology
  •  Dentistry and Oral Biology
  •  Tuberculosis
  •  Gastroenterology

Abstract

Citation: Ann Clin Case Rep. 2023;8(1):2502.DOI: 10.25107/2474-1655.2502

Rhino-Orbital Mucormycosis in Patients with Diabetes Infected with COVID-19 in Babol, Iran: Report of Six Cases

Jafarzadeh J1, Tavakoli M2, Zabihzadeh A3, Omran SM4, Bayani M4, Javanian M4, Haghan Ii5, Abastabar M5, Bach H6* and Armaki MT4*

1Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology, School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Iran
2Departments of Mycology, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
3Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
4Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Iran
5Invasive Fungi Research Center, Communicable Diseases Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
6Division of Infectious Diseases, University of British Columbia, Canada

*Correspondance to: Horacio Bach 

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Abstract:

Mucormycosis is an aggressive, opportunistic fungal infection that has emerged as a possible complication of COVID-19. Invasive fungal infections cause significant disability, mortality, and increased cost of care in patients with disease states causing underlying immunosuppression. We report six cases of patients with diabetes diagnosed with rhino-orbital mucormycosis after COVID-19 treatment with corticosteroids. The diagnosis of mucormycosis was performed by radiologic findings and histopathological, microbiological, and molecular evidence. Admitted patients received systemic antifungal therapy with liposomal amphotericin B and extensive surgical treatment. Out of six patients, one patient died, and the others recovered, of whom one patient lost her vision in one eye. Steroid use, diabetes, and the broad use of antibiotics were considered the main risk factors.

Keywords:

Mucormycosis; Mucorales; Diabetes; COVID-19; Antifungal; Steroid

Cite the Article:

Jafarzadeh J, Tavakoli M, Zabihzadeh A, Omran SM, Bayani M, Javanian M, et al. Rhino-Orbital Mucormycosis in Patients with Diabetes Infected with COVID-19 in Babol, Iran: Report of Six Cases. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2023; 8: 2502..

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