September 21, 2021

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Black fungus growing in Delhi-NCR, 160 patients hospitalized

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Black fungus ie mucormycosis is spreading rapidly in Delhi-NCR. So far, 160 patients have been found in Delhi, who are admitted to various hospitals. Dr Randeep Guleria, director of AIIMS, has attributed the rise of black fungus to uncontrolled diabetes and the consumption of steroids.

AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said that many times people do not know that he is suffering from Mudhameh’s disease. After taking steroids, the level of diabetes increases from 300 to 400, causing direct harm. The face is affected by this disease. Can also spread to the lungs, brain and eyes. Symptoms like headache, bleeding from the nose, swelling on the face, fever, blood in cough, chest pain is found. It has become more dangerous because of corona infection.

He told that if steroids are given, then the health staff is responsible for monitoring the patient. Steroids are given to the patient for five to ten days depending on the need. If these medicines are given to the patient in excess, then the risk of black fungus increases significantly. To avoid this, it is very important to monitor the patient. Also, steroids should not be given unless the patient has moderate and severe symptoms. It is also necessary to see the level of diabetes of the patient.

Cause death
Dr Randeep Guleria explains that the spores of the black fungus are found in soil, air but also in food. But they are weak and do not cause infection. There were very few cases before Corona. But due to corona, such cases are increasing rapidly. Bacterial and fungal infections are also causing death.

This disease affects the face
The face is affected by black fungus. Can also spread to the lungs, brain and eyes. Symptoms like headache, bleeding from the nose, swelling on the face, fever, blood in cough, chest pain is found. It has become more dangerous because of corona infection. If giving steroids, then the health care staff is responsible for monitoring the patient. Steroids are given for five to ten days depending on the need. If these medicines are given more than the patient, then the risk of black fungus increases.

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