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VOLUME 25 , ISSUE 11 ( November, 2021 ) > List of Articles


Cutaneous Mucormycosis in a Patient of Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia: A Rarer than Rare Case Report

Rahul R Tambe, Anupa Hinduja, Suchithra Sunil, Ami Varaiya, Amol Joshi

Keywords : COVID-19 and mucormycosis, COVID-19-associated mucormycosis, Cutaneous mucormycosis, Secondary invasive fungal infection

Citation Information : Tambe RR, Hinduja A, Sunil S, Varaiya A, Joshi A. Cutaneous Mucormycosis in a Patient of Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia: A Rarer than Rare Case Report. Indian J Crit Care Med 2021; 25 (11):1318-1319.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24026

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 16-11-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19)-associated mucormycosis is on the rise in the Indian subcontinent. We report a unique case of cutaneous mucormycosis in a case of newly diagnosed young diabetic patient with severe COVID-19 pneumonia with post-COVID lung fibrosis. Neither did he have any preceding trauma or wound, nor was there any evidence of any secondary dissemination. Cutaneous mucormycosis without evidence of either is unheard off. Possible risk factors in this case were multiple bacterial secondary infections with the use of higher antibiotics, use of voriconazole for possible aspergillosis, and steroid use.

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