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Pulmonary Fungal Infections in Diabetic Postcoronavirus Disease 2019 Patients - A Report of Three Cases

Harveen Kaur, Dilbag Singh, Naveen Pandhi

Keywords : Bronchoalveolar lavage, coronavirus disease 2019, coronavirus disease 2019-associated pulmonary aspergillosis, diabetes mellitus, invasive candidiasis, mucormycosis

Citation Information : Kaur H, Singh D, Pandhi N. Pulmonary Fungal Infections in Diabetic Postcoronavirus Disease 2019 Patients - A Report of Three Cases. Indian J Respir Care 2022; 11 (1):59-63.

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_89_21

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 06-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; Indian Journal of Respiratory Care.


This article aims to present the spectrum of pulmonary fungal infections observed in postcoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) diabetic patients. In this case series, three post-COVID-19 diabetic patients with poor glycemic control were diagnosed with pulmonary mucormycosis, invasive candidiasis, and pulmonary aspergillosis, respectively. The patients were subjected to clinical, radiological evaluation, including bronchoscopy. The etiologic agents were isolated in these cases and identified by biopsy and subsequent histopathological confirmation. A high index of suspicion, early use of appropriate diagnostic methods aided with suitable antifungal agents, and control of risk factors such as diabetes mellitus are the main factors governing the successful management of fungal infections in post-COVID-19 immune-suppressed patients, presenting with worsening respiratory symptoms.

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