Post COVID-19 Mandibular Osteomyelitis: An Alarming Oral Health Concern

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  •   Akansha Arewar

  •   Smruti Besekar

  •   Suraj Dhankikar

  •   Kalyani Manwatkar

Abstract

Various posts COVID-19 complications have been reported recently in the patients. However, there is still a dilemma about whether this oral manifestation is occurred due to corona virus infection or secondary factors resulting from the patient’s systemic condition. These oral conditions in a patient diagnosed after discharge. The pathogen responsible for the pandemic is severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which has resulted in global healthcare crises and strained health resources. The prevalence of clinical manifestations is still unidentified; the range of COVID-19 manifestations on the oral cavity has been seen in various forms. The current case aims to report a rare finding of bone and soft tissue defect in the mandible as a possible sequel of COVID-19 infection.


Keywords: COVID-19, Mandible, Osteomyeletis, Post COVID

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How to Cite
Arewar, A., Besekar, S., Dhankikar, S., & Manwatkar, K. (2021). Post COVID-19 Mandibular Osteomyelitis: An Alarming Oral Health Concern. European Journal of Dental and Oral Health, 2(4), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejdent.2021.2.4.83