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Fungal osteomyelitis, an emerging angioinvading infection caused by ubiquitous filamentous fungi of the order Mucorales. Fungal osteomyelitis has emerged as the third most common invasive mycosis and is important in hematologic and allogeneic stem cell transplantation, following candidiasis and aspergillosis. Fungal osteomyelitis continues to be a problem in diabetes (DM) in Western countries. Similarly, in developed countries such as India, this condition has received less and less attention, especially in patients with uncontrolled diabetes and trauma. Recently, during this Covid-19 period, there has been a surge in disease in the post-Covid stage in immunocompromised cases requiring long-term treatment with corticosteroids and ventilators. The purpose of this case report is to highlight the feasibility of a bona fide surgical intervention. Surgery offers predictable options through proper case selection and surgeon expertise. We present the case of a 65-year-old man with extensive maxillary osteomyelitis and later diagnosed as maxillary fungal osteomyelitis.
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