To evaluate the outcome of patients with ROCM (Rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis) following their medical and surgical management.
Materials and methods
It is a prognostic study based in a tertiary care center in North-Western India. Patients who developed ROCM post COVID-19 infection from 1st September 2020 to 30th June 2021 were included in this study. Surgical debridement and administration of antifungal therapy was done for the post-COVID-19 ROCM patients. Disease progression and survival was studied up to 5 months of follow-up in the second wave.
A total of 145 ROCM patients were included. The mean age at presentation, male: female ratio was 48.2 years and 2:1 respectively. As per our proposed new staging system and treatment strategy, the majority of patients belonged to stage II (31.72%) and stage III (31.03%). On a follow-up period of 5 months, 26 (18%) patients have lost their life and rest of the patients are on strict follow-up.
ROCM is an extremely aggressive fungal infection which rapidly became an epidemic following the COVID-19 pandemic. The diverse and unique presentation led us to evolve a new strategy to classify and manage these patients.El texto completo de este artículo está disponible en PDF.
Keywords : ROCM (rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis), COVID-19, Staging protocol, Outcome, Treatment, Amphotericin