Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 makes patients more susceptible to superinfection of fungal disease as a consequence of immunological system impairment. Mucormycosis is a fungal infection that is rare but has a high mortality rate and mostly affects patients with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus or those receiving corticosteroids.
Case presentation: Here, we present a case of post-coronavirus disease 2019 mucormycosis in a 37-year-old Persian male presenting with multiple periodontal abscess with purulent discharge and necrosis of maxillary bone (without oroantral communication). Surgical debridement following antifungal therapy was the treatment of choice.
Conclusion: Early diagnosis and immediate referral are the cornerstone of comprehensive treatment.
Keywords: COVID-19; Mucormycosis; Periodontal abscess; Post-COVID mucormycosis.
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