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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:6, June, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(6): 620-628

An Emerging Devil, Mucormycosis alias Black Fungus : A Review
Vijayan1*, V. J. Ajay Kumar2 and V. Bhanu Rekha2
1Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, RIVER, Puducherry, India
*Corresponding author

The SARS-CoV-2 virus has given birth to several other new diseases in that the rapidly spreading infections of post-COVID recovered cases is Mucormycosis or black fungus. Mucormycosis is a very rare infection. It is mostly found in the environment such as soil, plants, manure and decaying organic matter. Mucormycosis is more common among people who have health problems or take medicines that lower the immunity. The symptoms of mucormycosis or black fungus depend on which part of the body the fungus is growing. A classic clinical sign of mucormycosis is the rapid onset of tissue necrosis with or without fever. Early recognition, diagnosis and prompt administration of appropriate anti-fungal treatment are important for improving outcomes for patients with mucormycosis. Lipid formulations of amphotericin-B are often used as first-line treatment. The fungi that cause mucormycosis are common in the environment, so try to protect yourself from this fungus in the environment that will be the only solution and also wear a properly fitted mask or wear an N-95 respirator while working and avoid steroid drugs unnecessarily without a doctors prescription.

Keywords: Mucromycosis, COVID-19, Diabetes, Steroids, Amphotericin-B and Mask

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Vijayan, C., V. J. Ajay Kumar and Bhanu Rekha, V. 2021. An Emerging Devil, Mucormycosis alias Black Fungus : A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(6): 620-628. doi:
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