Doctors in India are warning of a sudden increase in mucositis, a dangerous mycosis that attacks Covid-19 patients, often killing them.
India is currently diagnosed with nearly half of the new SARS-CoV-2 infections worldwide. More than 400,000 people have been discovered in recent days. Daily infection, and more than 4,000 people have died from Covid-19. Illness.
According to the Indian Express daily, hospitals in Delhi, Maharashtra and Gujarat states recently found unusual A large number of “black fungus” infections among Covid-19 patients.
According to the BBC, a hospital in Mumbai has reported 24 cases in the past two months, compared to 6 cases annually throughout the year. Eleven patients lost their eyes with mycosis, and six died.
Mucosomycosis is a rare but serious disease caused by naturally occurring fungi.
Immunocompromised people usually develop it, such as those treated with steroids and diabetes.
According to the British newspaper “The Guardian”, the poor treatment of diabetes may be the cause of an extraordinary increase in the number of injuries in India. Steroids like dexamethasone are used to treat more severe cases of Covid-19 in hospitals.
Ringworm often develops in the sinuses and nose, but it can also affect the brain and eyes, and treatment when it progresses is very difficult and may require surgery.
And the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) said that half of all mucosal infections are fatal.