A case of hoarseness of voice following COVID-19 infection

Submitted: November 3, 2022
Accepted: December 27, 2022
Published: January 27, 2023
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Mucormycosis is a fatal angio-invasive fungal infection associated with a high mortality. Apart from the traditional risk factors, COVID-19 infection and steroid therapy for the same have been recently identified to predispose to this life-threatening infection. Usual presentations of mucormycosis include rhino-orbito-cerebral, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal and cutaneous involvement. We report an unusual case of mediastinal involvement by mucormycosis in a patient recovering from moderate COVID-19 pneumonia. Early diagnosis, prompt initiation of antifungal therapy accompanied by timely surgical debridement were pivotal in averting morbidity and mortality in this patient.

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Joseph, Ruby, Kavitha Venkatnarayan, Ashitha Nanaiah, and Priya Ramachandran. 2023. “A Case of Hoarseness of Voice Following COVID-19 Infection”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 93 (4). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2023.2472.