Post Covid-19 Mucormycosis (Black Fungus) and Its Prosthodontic Considerations
Keywords:Mucormycosis, POST-COVID 19, Obturator.
While our country battles with COVID-19, the issue of post COVID-19 mucormycosis termed as black
fungus has emerged as a significant problem. India bears the dubious distinction of being both the diabetes,
as well as the mucormycosis, ‘capital’ of the world.
Mucormycosis is one of the several opportunistic fungi that becomes invasive and pathogenic in patients
with altered metabolic status in those who are immunologically compromised.It is of particular interest to
the dentists because of the presenting symptoms and the oral and facial defects that result from the course
of the disease and the treatment.