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Gungaram Hospital warns that rabies-triggered black fungus infection is back: Tribune India



Forum News Service

May 6, New Delhi

Gangaram Hospital said on Thursday that it has again seen cases of mucormycosis caused by an increase in COVID-19, a dangerous fungal infection.

Manish Munjal, a senior otolaryngologist at the facility, said: “We found that this dangerous fungal infection caused by Covid 19 has risen again. In the past two days, we have treated 6 cases of mucormycosis. Last year, this This deadly infection leads to a high mortality rate, and many patients suffer from loss of vision and loss of nose and jaw bones.”

Ajay Swaroop, Director of Gangaram’s Ear, Nose and Throat Department, said that this type of infection is common in patients who have recovered from COVID-1

9, with complications such as diabetes or kidneys, heart failure or cancer.

“The use of steroids to treat Covid infection, plus many Covid patients suffer from diabetes, because comorbidities may be one of the reasons why black fungus infection has risen again. Rabies patients with weakened immunity are more likely to develop this deadly infection,” he said .

The doctor said that early clinical suspicion of symptoms such as blocked nose, swollen eyes or cheeks, and black nose should prompt biopsy and start antifungal treatment as soon as possible.




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