Prophylaxis for Invasive Fungal Infection…Need of the Hour

  • Varushi Saraswat Post-Graduate Student, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, KD Dental College & Hospital, Mathura, India.
  • Shishir Mohan Devki Director at Center for Oral Diseases At TRIPLE ”O” Diagnostic, Private Practitioner, Mathura, India.
  • Pramod Yadav Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics and Community Dentistry, Dr. Z. A. Dental College AMU Aligarh, India.
Keywords: Mucormycosis, Aspergilosis, Prophylaxis, Invasive Fungal Infection, Covid-19, Amphotericin-B.

Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the existing studies on Anti-fungal prophylaxis and how it may help in controlling the post-Covid pandemic of Invasive Fungal Infection like mucormycosis.

Material & Method: Studies related to fungal infections and their treatment (prophylactic, empirical, surgical, adjunctive therapy); mainly prophylaxis.

Conclusion: The need for anti-fungal prophylaxis is very important in high-risk patients. Studies done on anti-fungal prophylaxis have given satisfactory results. Due to prolonged stay in the hospital, & use of steroids, weak immunity, patients are suffering from a post-covid pandemic of fungal infections like Mucormycosis and the use of anti-fungal prophylaxis should help in reducing infection and control the pandemic situation.

Published
2021-06-30