UNRAVELING (COVID) MUCOR MYCOSIS, DENTISTS AT THE DEEP END - A MINI REVIEW
- Sr. Lecturer, Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Uthandi, Chennai, India.
- Professor and Head, Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Uthandi, Chennai, India.
- Head of the Department, Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, MAHSA University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- Senior Lecturer, Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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COVID-19 otherwise called as SARS-Cov-2 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome declared as pandemic by WHO, resulted in increased mortality globally. Post covid recovered patients developed a wide range of opportunistic bacterial and fungal infections including mucormycosis. Even though mucormycosis is known as a life-threatening disease in immunocompromised patients and patients with uncontrolled diabetes with high rates of morbidity and mortality, application of a proper protocol and adhering to the standard guidelines in the management from initial stage to advanced complex stage can reduce the morbidity and mortality. Since the early clinical signs and symptoms arise in the oral and maxillofacial region, the role of general dentist in early detection of the clinical signs and symptoms and in particular the early surgical intervention by the Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons can definitely reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by mucormycosis. Poor prognosis and increased morbidity are often related to delayed diagnosis and delayed management without proper guidelines. This article aims to describe in brief mucormycosis with the current update and the role of an endodontist in diagnosis and management of this fungal infection.
[Nirmala Chandrasekaran, Anil Kumar Ramachandran, G. Padmanabha Kumar and Siddharth Dhanraj (2021); UNRAVELING (COVID) MUCOR MYCOSIS, DENTISTS AT THE DEEP END - A MINI REVIEW Int. J. of Adv. Res. 9 (Sep). 940-947] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/13506
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/13506
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