Post Covid-19 Mucormycosis (Black Fungus) and Its Prosthodontic Considerations

Authors

  • Gayatri Deokar
  • Babita Yeshwante
  • Nazish Baig
  • Vivek Jadhav
  • Rasika Patil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijocd.v9i2.16450

Keywords:

Mucormycosis, POST-COVID 19, Obturator.

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Gayatri Deokar

Postgraduate Student,  Dept.of Prosthodontics, Crown & Bridge and Implantology, CSMSS Dental college & Hospital,Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Babita Yeshwante

Professor and Head Dept.of Prosthodontics, Dept.of Prosthodontics, Crown & Bridge and Implantology, CSMSS Dental college & Hospital,Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Nazish Baig

Professor,Dept.of Prosthodontics, Crown & Bridge and Implantology, CSMSS Dental college & Hospital,Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Vivek Jadhav

Associate Professor, Dept.of Prosthodontics, Crown & Bridge and Implantology, CSMSS Dental college & Hospital,Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Rasika Patil

Postgraduate Student,  Dept.of Prosthodontics, Crown & Bridge and Implantology, CSMSS Dental college & Hospital,Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Published

2021-07-12