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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2022, 32(3): 239-245 Back to browse issues page
A review of the mucormycosis prevalence during the pandemic of the coronavirus (Covid-19) worldwide
Javad Cheraghi1 , Aref Nooraee 2, Marzie Havasii3 , Salman Soltani4 , Kaveh Khazaeel5
1- Department of Laboratory Sciences, Ilam School of Paramedical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
2- PhD in Comparative Anatomy and Embryology, Faculty of Paraveterinary Medicine, University of Ilam, Iran , aref.noraie2012@gmail.com
3- MSc in Clinical Biochemistry, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
4- PhD in Comparative Histology, Research Center of Ilam University, Ilam, Iran
5- Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran
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Background: The COVID-19 was first reported in 2019 in Wuhan, China, and spread rapidly in China and other countries. The virus was followed by a wide range of bacterial and opportunistic fungal diseases, including fungal infections such as mucormycosis.
Materials and methods: In this narrative review study, scientific databases, such as PubMed, Google Scholar and Springer were searched with the keywords, including Mucormycosis and COVID-19 in the time period between 2020 February and July 2021. 27 articles were retrieved, in which 18 articles were used in the study and 9 were excluded.
Results: So far, many people with the coronavirus have been infected by black fungus in the world. Most affected people had the history of diabetes mellitus and also receiving high dose corticosteroids.
Conclusion: Recently, with the outbreak of a new wave of the deadly Covid 19 virus in India, there have been many cases of mucormycosis. Mucocycosis is fatal in about 30% of cases.
Keywords: COVID-19, Mucormycosis, Prevalence
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Semi-pilot: Systematic Review | Subject: Parasitology
Received: 2021/09/4 | Accepted: 2022/04/19 | Published: 2022/09/1
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Cheraghi J, Nooraee A, Havasii M, Soltani S, khazaeel K. A review of the mucormycosis prevalence during the pandemic of the coronavirus (Covid-19) worldwide. MEDICAL SCIENCES 2022; 32 (3) :239-245
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