Black fungus: More cases, Costly Treatment and Higher Death rates
The disease is caused by a group of fungi, called mucormycosis, which thrive throughout the environment.
In India, a deadly disease called Black Fungus is spreading rapidly among the coronavirus. It is also called Mucormycosis.
It engages the brain. Its cases are increasing rapidly in the country. If this disease is not done properly and on time then it can become fatal. It is being called a very serious infection, which has a high death rate.
What is mucormycosis?
The disease is caused by a group of fungi, called mucormycosis, which thrive throughout the environment. It is a family of fungus that can go into your brain and collect in air space.
When the immune system cannot keep them under control, they attack the base of the brain where it becomes a real problem. However, it is important to note that the infection is not contagious and can be completely removed through an operation if it is detected in its early stages.
Does mucormycosis occur in covid patients?
In the first wave of the corona epidemic, Medicos further fueled the increase in cases of mucormycosis in corona patients.
Doctors told The News Minute (TNM) that the number of cases increased fourfold during the second wave.
However, research has yet to establish the relationship between Covid-19 and black fungus infection. Doctors have found that most of the mucormycosis cases he treated in 2020 and of patients with coronas in early 2021 were found to have black fungus.
Blood sugar level was also high among them.
Another known factor is steroids that increase the level of sugar in the blood.
Also, weaken the immune system.
However, even doctors said that patients who were not admitted to the hospital or who were not given steroids also suffered from mucormycosis.
What are the symptoms of mucormycosis?
Early signs of infection include nasal congestion, swelling of the eye or cheek, black dry crust in the nose, smelly nose runny, face numbness, fever, cold, unilateral headache, swelling or numbness, toothache, and tooth loosening.
If laxity is observed, the infection can spread to the eyes and then to the brain as well.