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ALMIRON, Desiree et al. A fatal case of Gastrointestinal Mucormicosis associated to Covid-19. Rev. cient. cienc. salud [online]. 2022, vol.4, n.1, pp.130-134. ISSN 2664-2891.

The Covid-19 pandemic has consequently brought a growing report of invasive fungal infections, among which mucormycosis has had a striking rise worldwide, which has given rise to the name of Mucormycosis associated with Covid-19 (CAM), mainly in hospitalized patients with diabetes mellitus and undergoing corticosteroid therapy. Rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis is the most frequent, following by the pulmonary and gastrointestinal involvement, of which, due to their low incident there are few review of the topic The diagnosis of this infection represents a complex challenge in terms of confirmatory methods, because they are not always available, and to the rapid evolution of the disease if treatment is not established in a timely manner. The following case report describes an unusual presentation of mucormycosis associated with Covid-19.

Keywords : mucormycosis; Covid-19; invasive fungal infections gastrointestinal hemorrhage..

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