86% Unvaccinated People Suffered From Mucormycosis, Mostly C
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According to an internal report prepared by the Government ENT Hospital in Telangana – the nodal centre for treatment of mucormycosis cases, there was an indication of a strong link between the fungal infection in COVID-19 patients and inoculation. The study highlighted that of the 300 mucormycosis cases, 86 percent patients had not been vaccinated while six percent mucormycosis patients had received only their first dose of vaccine. As for the remaining eight percent, they were infected despite receiving both their doses.

300 patients were affected by severe necrosis of tissue, dead cell in sinus or eye orbit. These patients had to undergo surgical debridement in order to control the spread of the virus. Mucormycosis mostly attacked unvaccinated COVID-19 patients. The Government ENT Hospital superintendent said it was a case of unprecedented outbreak of the disease.

According to him, inoculation was found to have a significant role in mucormycosis as it was observed that black fungus mostly attacked unvaccinated COVID-19 patients as the majority of them were not vaccinated. This clearly indicates that people should relinquish vaccine hesitancy and come forward to get vaccinated. “It is an added protection against serious post-Covid-19 complications,” he added.

~ COVID-19 resulted in the onset of diabetes in many patients

While undergoing treatment for COVID-19, 51 percent of these patients had developed diabetes, pre-existing diabetes or new diabetes, according to the internal report. Hence, this confirmed that the COVID-19 infection did result in the onset of diabetes in many patients.

This shows that mucormycosis largely affects diabetics who have recovered from Covid-19. Having diabetes under control is therefore recommended for all patients. It may be noted that of the 300 patients, 280 fell in the category of diabetics, both new and pre-existing. The report also highlighted that 43 percent patients already had diabetes mellitus when they contracted COVID-19.

Apart from the aforesaid facts, the report stated that the patients who were on steroids, oxygen supply, or had received Remdesivir injections, also contracted mucormycosis. However, an interesting fact emerged in the internal report which stated that in 12 percent of the cases, it was necrosis of sinus and not mucormycosis. The same was confirmed by the post-surgery histopathology examination. Most likely it was necrosis of sinus, according to the examination.

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