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Knowledge on mucormycosis among nursing Indian students in the state of Gujarat



R Ambiha*, R Gopal, N Siva Subramanian, Patel Bansi Girishkumar, Patel Dhenu Grishbhai, Patel Dharmik Baldevbhai, Patel Disha Vikrambhai, Patel Heli Alpeshkumar & Patel Janu Nareshbhai



Nootan College of Nursing, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat-384315, India; *Corresponding author



R Ambiha - E-mail: ar.fn@spu.ac.in

R Gopal - E-mail: gr.fn@spu.ac.in

N Siva Subramanian - E-mail: sn.fn@spu.ac.in

Patel Bansi Girishkumar - E-mail: patelbansee58@gmail.com

Patel Dhenu Girishbhai - E-mail: dhenupatel620@gmail.com

Patel Dharmik Baldevbhai - E-mail: pateldharmik2372002@gmail.com

Patel Disha Vikrambhai - E-mail: dishapatel19102@gmail.com

Patel Heli Alpeshkumar - E-mail: helipatel505@gmail.com

Patel Janu Nareshbhai - E-mail: hp886069@gmail.com


Article Type

Research Article


Received October 1, 2023; Revised October 31, 2023; Accepted October 31, 2023, Published October 31, 2023



The disorder known as angio-invasive mucormycosis is characterized by tissue necrosis and infarction. The Mucorales order of saprophytic fungi is responsible for its development. It is unclear how widespread mucormycosis is in India due to a lack of population-based investigations. Diabetes mellitus is the risk factor that occurs the most frequently, followed by solid organ transplant and hematological cancer. The present study has been carried out to assess the knowledge regarding mucormycosis among nursing students from Nootan College of Nursing, Visnagar, Gujarat. For this we have selected 100 students by using the probability sampling technique. Structured questions were used to assess the knowledge of nursing students regarding mucormycosis. The Score was categorized as poor, average and good. The results show that 45(45%) of the nursing students having poor knowledge, 35(35%) of them were having average knowledge, 20 (20%) of them were having good knowledge. There is an association between gender, program and their level of knowledge. Most of the students having poor knowledge regarding mucormycosis and we need to create awareness regarding mucormycosis to Nursing students.



Knowledge, mucormycosis, nursing students, covid-19, black fungus.



Ambiha et al. Bioinformation 19(10): 1003-1006 (2023)


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P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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