Julie Ann Thomas

Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Wardha, Maharashtra, India


  • Review Article   
    Major Manifestations of COVID-19 Associated Mucormycosis
    Author(s): Julie Ann Thomas*, Vinoth S, Komal Muneshwar and Ashok Mehendale

    Background: The Coronavirus outbreak has significantly destroyed mankind claiming countless lives all around the world. The clinical stretch of Coronavirus may vary in terms of severity extending from mild or subclinical condition to intensively severe pneumonia further sophisticated by fungal coinfections. Following the emergence of the pandemic, the emergence of innumerable secondary opportunistic fungal infections has created scope for another life threatening disease. Among these, mucormycosis has recently become a cause of anxiety due to its swift spread in patients with COVID-19 infection, during or after their treatment. The black fungus is a lethal obstacle reported commonly in COVID-19 positive patients worldwide. Many reports show that neutropenic patients are more vulnerable to these fungal infections due to immense utilisation of chemotherapy resulting in weak host defence.. Read More»

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