Disseminated mucormycosis with tubercular lymphadenopathy in a post covid diabetic patient: A case report
Dr. M Christan, Dr. N Ramya, Tabassum Fathima, Prukruthi R
The additive immunosuppression in uncontrolled diabetic patients who have been infected with covid-19 increases the chance of severe opportunistic fungal and bacterial co-infections. Our patient is an uncontrolled diabetic with a history of covid-19 who had developed disseminated mucormycosis and tubercular lymphadenopathy for which appropriate interventions were carried out accordingly. Our patient was discharged in a stable condition upon symptomatically feeling better. Mucormycosis has been rampant in the second wave of covid-19 in India due to its high population of diabetics and other immunocompromised people. Literature regarding the disseminated form of mucormycosis in patients who have recovered from covid-19 is limited. Information regarding mucormycosis-extrapulmonary TB co-infections in post-covid patients is scarce. Our report hopes to shed light on such co-infections among the healthcare professionals and the general public alike.