International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 7, Issue 7 (2021)

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.
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