Doctors Flag Mucormycosis Linked With Covid-19
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Doctors at Sir Ganga Ram hospital have witnessed more than 12 cases of Covid-19 triggered Mucormycosis fungus which causes loss of eyesight, removal of the nose and jaw bone, and 50 per cent mortality in cases where it affects the brain within 15 days.

Dr Manish Munjal, Senior ENT surgeon at the hospital, said. The frequency with which we are witnessing the occurrence of Covid triggered mucormycosis with high morbidity and mortality is alarming. Early clinical suspicion on symptoms should immediately prompt a biopsy and start of the antifungal therapy as early as possible.

A case of 32-year-old who had recovered from Covid-19 experienced a nagging left side nose obstruction, which rapidly became an eye swelling within two days. The left side of his face had become completely numb. His tests revealed the presence of steeply elevated sugar and infection levels, but even more deadlier, the presence Mucor, which was sampled from his nose debris.

An MRI revealed that the infection had already destroyed a significant part of his left side sinuses, eye, upper jaw bone and muscles, and even had made passage into the brain. An extensive surgical debridement was undertaken and the patient had to be subsequently put on life saving antifungal medication and vital critical care support for more than two weeks.

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https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/covid-19-fungal-infection-black-fungus-mucormycosis-7105025/
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Is it because of Covid as such or because of steroids given during the course of treatment?
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Yes it' s a concern. is it because of inhaled/systemic steroids. or from COVID opportunistic infection
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7cases i have seen myself.. here in ahmedabad. Quite distressing
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