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Vanisha Anand

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Why are COVID-19 patients getting Black Fungus?


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Patients who were infected by covid have more chances to get infected by black fungus. While having treatment of covid if a patient consumes steroids during treatment or the person is in the ICU for a long time at the hospital have more chances to have black fungus. According to a report it is noticed that a person suffering from covid or recovered from covid has more chances to get infected by black fungus.

 

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Mucormycosis is also known as Balck Fungus. Rise is seen in the number of patients suffering from rare fungal infections in India. The fungal infection is mainly affecting patients who have suffered from COVID-19 disease. According to experts, the reason behind the same is the misuse of steroids.  The patients who have taken excess steroids during the COVID treatment are mainly affected by the fungal infection. Diabetic patients are also prone to fungal infection.  There are also chances that a person might suffer from COVID and fungal infection at a time.


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Yes, it's pathetic but true that many Covid-19 patients in Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Pune have been found affected by black fungus.

What is black fungus?

This is a rare fungal infection also known by the name 'mucormycosis'. When a group of molds called mucormycetes attacks your body, this fungal infection arises.

According to the doctors, Covid-19 patients are more prone to this infection i.e, black fungus. Why? The answer is increased use of steroids for relief against Coronavirus. And enhanced sugar levels of corona patients also welcome this fungal infection into their bodies.

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Another reason is their low immunity level. Yes, if you are low in immune, your body cannot fight black fungus. Moreover, Covid-19 patients have been struggling to recover from the coronavirus for a long time. So they lack more immunity than anyone else.

Let us see an example

In New Delhi, a diabetic patient was traced with this rare fungal infection at the advanced stage. She was diabetic and recently recovered from Covid-19. After returning home, she started losing vision in both her eyes. But after diagnosing her, doctors suggested going for surgery on both her eyes to get rid of black fungus. Otherwise, it may spread to the brain even. So she had to lose her eyes due to mucormycosis.

This infection starts from the nose and reaches the brain via the eyes.



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