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Mucormycosis is a fungal infection caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes. It spreads through various modes when in contact with the its spores in the environment. It can develop on the skin after the fungus enters the skin through a cut, scrape, burn, or other types of skin trauma. It also spreads through the respiratory tract and erodes facial structures. Mucormycosis is a rare angioinvasive infection mainly recognized in immune compromised patients which occurs due to the fungi mucorales. In India, sudden surge is seen in cases of mucormycosis in post covid patients after the second wave of Covid 19. This disease seems to be lethal if not treated at early stage.
This review article aims to provide brief details regarding the etiopathogenesis, risk factors, do’s and Don'ts along with recent advances in diagnostic and treatment methods of Mucormycosis.