Incidence and outcome of mucormycosis in diabetic patients with COVID-19


  • Melvindominic Assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Vinayaka Mission's KirupanandaVariyar Medical College & Hospital
  • M Senthil Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Vinayaka Mission's Kirupananda Variyar Medical College & Hospital
  • C. Hari Hara Sudhan Assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Vinayaka Mission's Kirupananda Variyar Medical College & Hospital
  • Syed Abthahir S Junior Resident (Post Graduate), Department of Emergency Medicine, Vinayaka Mission's Kirupananda Variyar Medical College & Hospital
  • Chanjal KS Junior Resident (Post Graduate), Department of Emergency Medicine, Vinayaka Mission's Kirupananda Variyar Medical College & Hospital


mucormycosis, diabetes, COVID-19, fungal infection


Aims and objectives: Diabetes Mellitus predisposes patients to invasive fungal infections. Aim of this study is to find out the incidence and outcome of Mucormycosis in diabetic patients with COVID-19. Materials and Methodology: A Retrospective study of 150 patients with COVID-19 who were admitted in VMKVMCH COVID-19 Ward, Salem from May 2021 to July 2021 was included in the study. Results: Among 150 hospitalized patients with COVID 19 infection, 32 patients had CAM with an incidence of 3.36%. In patients with CAM, 87.5% had Diabetes Mellitus as the most common co-morbidity. The majority of the patients had poor glycemic control with a mean HbA1c of 9.06%. Out of the total study population, 93% had prior exposure to high dose corticosteroids. During the study period, 12.5% patients of CAM did not survive. Conclusion: Mucormycosis is an angioinvasive fungal infection with high mortality. The disease has surged in COVID 19 pandemic due to uncontrolled diabetes and improper corticosteroid use.


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Melvindominic, M., Senthil, M., Sudhan, C. H. H., Syed, A. S., & Chanjal, K. S. (2022). Incidence and outcome of mucormycosis in diabetic patients with COVID-19. International Journal of Health Sciences, 6(S5), 11898–11905.



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