2023, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A
A hospital based retrospective observational assessment of the emerging cases of mucormycosis in post COVID-19 disease patients
Author(s): C Sreelatha and P Shyam Sundar Rao
Abstract: Aim: The aim of the present study to determine the emerging cases of mucormycosis in post COVID-19 disease patients.Materials and Methods: This retrospective observational study was carried out in the Department of Microbiology with Collaboration with Department of DVL, Mamata Medical College, Khammam for the period of 18 months. Basic microbiological methods such as gram stain and KOH smear were used for the detection of MC in the received clinical specimen and morphology was seen in the microscope. Results: During study period our microbiology lab received N = 30 suspected clinical specimens from N = 20 post COVID-19 patients for MC diagnosis over one month period. Out of N = 30 specimens, n=5 were positive for MC by gram and KOH smear method and we saw filamentous fungi by conventional microscopic method. Conclusions: The present study concluded that the cases of life threatening MC increase day by day in central India as post complication of COVID-19 disease.
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C Sreelatha, P Shyam Sundar Rao. A hospital based retrospective observational assessment of the emerging cases of mucormycosis in post COVID-19 disease patients. J Adv Microbiol Res 2023;4(2):01-04.