Covid Era Fungal Rhino Sinusitis

Authors

  • Mahid Iqbal Editor,Department of ENT,Saidu Medical College, Saidu Sharif, Swat.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52206/jsmc.2021.11.4.662

Abstract

Fungal rhino sinusitis is a life threating, aggressive, angioinvasive infection caused by a group of fungai called mucormycetes and aspergillus as well1. Spores of these fungai are present in the soil, air decaying material and animal dungs. They are inhaled and swallowed to cause infection. It affects mainly immune compromised patients like uncontrolled diabetes (fungus grows and flourish at high sugar level), organ transplant individuals and patients on long term steroid therapy2. Apart from the Covid-19 the fungal infection is not contagious.

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Published

11/20/2021

How to Cite

1.
Iqbal M. Covid Era Fungal Rhino Sinusitis. J Saidu Med Coll Swat [Internet]. 2021 Nov. 20 [cited 2022 Nov. 30];11(4):179-80. Available from: http://jsmc.pk/index.php/jsmc/article/view/662