Mortality-Related Risk Factors for COVID-19-Associated Mucormycosis

Curr. Fungal Infect. Rep.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-associated mucormycosis (CAM) is a major public health problem, particularly in developing countries. Severe COVID-19 infection, history of mechanical ventilation, early CAM, comorbidities other than diabetes (malignancies, transplant, or renal failure), pulmonary and rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis, and delivering only medical treatment for mucormycosis were the worst prognostic factors in CAM patients. Identifying the mortality-related risk factors in CAM patients may help reduce the mortality rate by implementing optimized treatment approaches.