ACTA MEDICA
ACTA MEDICA
Acta Medica (Hradec Králové) je víceoborový vědecký recenzovaný časopis vycházející v angličtině. Acta Medica publikují review, původní články, stručná sdělení, případové studie a oznámení. Časopis byl založen v roce 1958 pod názvem Sborník vědeckých prací Lékařské fakulty Univerzity Karlovy v Hradci Králové. Je indexován v databázích Chemical Abstracts, CNKI, DOAJ, EBSCO, Hinari, Index Medicus, MEDLINE, Scopus a Ulrichsweb.

ACTA MEDICA, Vol 64 No 4 (2021), 227–231

Dual Fungal Infection (Aspergillosis and Mucormycosis) in a Diabetic Mellitus Patient Leading to Maxillary Sinusitis as a Post-COVID Manifestation: First Case Report

Manveen Kaur Jawanda, Ravi Narula, Sonia Gupta, Vineet Sharma, Priya Gupta, Manpreet Kaur

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/18059694.2022.7
zveřejněno: 04. 03. 2022

Abstract

Coronavirus infectious disease-19 caused by Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome-coronavirus-2 has emerged to be an emergency global health crisis for more than a year. And, as the disease has spread, a number of new clinical features have been observed in these patients. Immunosuppression caused by this disease results in an exacerbation of pre-existing infections. While corticosteroids are considered a life-saving therapeutic intervention for this pandemic, they have proved to be a double-edged sword and their indiscriminate use has produced some deleterious results. Recently, in the backdrop of this expression, a notable rise in invasive fungal infections has been identified even in the post-remission phase. Mucormycosis, Aspergillosis, and Candidiasis are the three most common opportunistic fungal infections among those observed. COVID-19 patients with diabetes mellitus are already at a higher risk of developing such secondary infections due to impaired immunity. Here we present a rare case report of a 50-year old male diabetic mellitus patient diagnosed with dual fungal infections (Aspergillosis along with Mucormycosis) leading to maxillary sinusitis as a post-COVID manifestation. To our knowledge, this is the first such case reported till date.

Klíčová slova: aspergillosis; COVID-19; diabetes; Maxillary Sinus; mucormycosis

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cena tištěného čísla: 150 Kč
ISSN: 1211-4286
E-ISSN: 1805-9694

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