Covid-triggered black fungus infection is back, warns Gangaram hospital – The Tribune India

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, May 6
Gangaram healthcare facility on Thursday stated it was again seeing a rise in COVID-19 activated Mucormycosis cases– a type of hazardous fungal infection..
Manish Munjal, senior ENT surgeon at the facility stated, “We are seeing a rise again in this hazardous fungal infection activated by Covid 19. In the last 2 days we have actually admitted six cases of Mucormycosis. In 2015 this lethal infection triggered a high death with numerous clients experiencing loss of eye sight and elimination of nose and jaw bone.”.
Chairman of ENT department at Gangaram, Ajay Swaroop stated the infection is commonly seen in COVID-19 recuperated clients with comorbidities such as diabetes or kidney, heart failure or cancer.
” Use of steroids in the treatment of Covid infection plus the truth that numerous Covid clients have diabetes as co morbidity could be among the factors for this increase in black fungus infection once again. Covid clients with weak immunity are more vulnerable to this lethal infection,” he said.
Medical professionals said early clinical suspicion on signs such as nose blockage, swelling in the eyes or cheeks and black crusts in the nose must right away prompt a biopsy and start of antifungal treatment as early as possible
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