Black Fungus: a rising consternation among COVID patients presented in tertiary care hospital in Islamabad-PIMS

Authors

  • Manza Maqsood Khan Department of Head and Neck, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Syed Ansab Hasnain Department of Head and Neck, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Altaf Hussain Department of Head and Neck, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Malik Jawad Faisal Department of Head and Neck, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.4225

Abstract

For almost one and a half year the world is facing the pandemic called COVID-19, which is an acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2). This disease has already engulfed many lives and has not been tamed so far. Physicians all over the world still, trying to get a hold of this global health issue, are faced with another life-threatening challenge associated with COVID-19, called black fungus-Mucormycosis.  Within a span of few weeks, we have encountered three cases of black fungus in our institute which has stirred a serious concern among physicians in Pakistan.

Keywords: Mucormycosis, Black fungus, COVID-19, Pandemic.

Published

2022-02-10

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