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New Research Study on Mucormycosis infection

 In second Wave of covid 19 most of the patients are getting infected with this deadly virus in hospital ICU itself because of

1. Lower immunity of patient due to viral infection

2 Usually in viral infection Steroids and antibiotics are not used as first line because both of these medicine causes lower immune response and patient becomes more susceptible for opportunistic infections like mucormycosis

3 In addition to steroids and antibiotics Inj Remdesevir is also known to reduce ability of person to fight infection

4 Patients with Co morbidity like Uncontrolled Diabetes and Ischemic Heart disease are at very high risk to catch this deadly fungal infection l

5 Once patients are recovered from covid 19 and discharged from hospital usually they are home quarantined and during this phase mostly mucormycosis starts blooming

Initially patients have little stuffiness or blockage of unilateral or bilateral nose

Slowly slowly they start getting pain over upper jaw region

This is the stage when patients other sinuses like frontal, ethmoidal, and sphenoidal start getting involved.

So in short thus is called as pan sinusitis

Unfortunately patient as well as treating medical doctor feels its post covid normal symptoms.



mucormycosis Infected Teeth and jaw
mucormycosis Infected Teeth and jaw - High Intensive infection

mucormycosis Infected Teeth and jaw
mucormycosis Infected Teeth and jaw - Initial stage


Most of the time patient has only telephonic conversation

By the time infection reaches eye and most of the upper jaw gets hollowed due to mucormycosis patients are unaware

Treatment of mucormycosis is also very expensive as antifungal medicines like Amphotericin cost almost 25 k per day and it required for more than 10 days

Role of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Dental Surgeon is very very important in diagnosis of mucormycosis

Initial mobility in teeth

Discharge of pus from jaw

Numbness of upper jaw

Watering of eyes

Blurred vision

Headache

Above symptoms are easily diagnosed by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Role of Prosthodontics a specialist Dental Surgeon plays a very vital role in rehabilitating the resected jaw bones


mucormycosis Infected Teeth and jaw removed after operation
mucormycosis Infected Teeth and jaw removed after operations


Severe mucormycosis Infected eye Removed after Operation
Severe mucormycosis Infected eye Removed after Operation

Severe mucormycosis Infected Teeth and jaw
Severe mucormycosis Infected Teeth and jaw

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