Covid Era Fungal Rhino Sinusitis

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

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