COVID-19-Related Rhino-Orbital-Cerebral Mucormycosis in a Renal Transplant Recipient

Bektaş Ş. G., KANDEMİR A. B., Ayaz Ç. M., Yilmaz A. N., İZDEŞ S.

Experimental and Clinical Transplantation, vol.20, no.2, pp.213-217, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.6002/ect.2021.0317
  • Journal Name: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.213-217
  • Keywords: Coronavirus 2019, Immunosuppression, Kidney transplant, Opportunistic infection, Proptosis
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


© Başkent University 2021 Printed in Turkey. All Rights Reserved.Coronavirus disease 2019 increases transplant recipients’ susceptibility to rare opportunistic infections as a consequence of the impairment that COVID-19 can cause in the immune system. Mucormycosis is a rare complication but has a high risk of fatal outcome. A 50-year-old woman who received a kidney transplant 10 years previously was admitted to the hospital with COVID-19. During follow-up by the inpatient service, the patient developed pain, edema, and proptosis in the right eye. She was diagnosed with rhino-orbital-cerebral mucormycosis. This is the first reported case of rhino-orbital-cerebral mucormycosis in a renal transplant recipient with COVID-19 infection.