Doctors in Delhi have witnessed Mucormycisis in Covid-19 patients. Mucormycisis also known as Black Fungus and zygomycosis. It is rarely found but serious fungal infection. It is caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes that leaves throughout the environment. It mainly affects people taking medicines that lower the body’s ability to sickness or having health problems.
In New Delhi, the data shows increases in Covid-19 case in December since last year. Not only this, but they also witnessed 12 Black Fungus cases within 15 days. However, the symptoms of sygomycosis disease are nose obstructions on one side, face numbness, swelling in the eyes, or pain.
Senior ENT Surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Dr. Manish Munjal said, “We are seeing a rise in this dangerous fungal infection triggered by Covid 19 again. In the last two days, we have admitted 6 cases of Mucormycisis. Last year this deadly infection caused high mortality with many patients suffering from loss of eyesight, removal of nose and jaw bone.”
Doctors said that the use of steroids could be one reason for the cause of Mucormycisis. According to Dr. Ajay Swaroop, Chairman, Department of ENT, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, “Use of steroids in the treatment of Covid infection, plus the fact that many Covid patients have diabetes as co-morbidity could be the reasons for a rise in the number of black fungus infections again. Covid patients with weak immunity are more prone to this deadly infection.”
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