COVID-19: All you need to know about black, white, yellow, aspergillus fungus

Published on Jun 11, 2021 10:26 AM IST

Several COVID-19 recovered patients in India have been facing complications. Cases of black, white, yellow and aspergillus fungus have been reported in several states.

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The rising cases of these infections are being attributed to the use of steroids and compromised immunity. Health professionals are being warned to use steroids cautiously and not overdo them. People with uncontrolled diabetes are also prone to these infections. Here's all you need to know about post-COVID-19 fungal infections.(IStock)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 10:26 AM IST

The rising cases of these infections are being attributed to the use of steroids and compromised immunity. Health professionals are being warned to use steroids cautiously and not overdo them. People with uncontrolled diabetes are also prone to these infections. Here's all you need to know about post-COVID-19 fungal infections.(IStock)

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Mucormycosis: Referred to as black fungus, is a fungal infection caused by coming in contact with the fungal spores in the environment. Mucormycosis causes blackening or discolouration over the nose, blurred or double vision, chest pain, breathing difficulties and coughing of blood. It mostly affects coronavirus patients with weakened immune system and diabetes.(PTI)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 10:26 AM IST

Mucormycosis: Referred to as black fungus, is a fungal infection caused by coming in contact with the fungal spores in the environment. Mucormycosis causes blackening or discolouration over the nose, blurred or double vision, chest pain, breathing difficulties and coughing of blood. It mostly affects coronavirus patients with weakened immune system and diabetes.(PTI)

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White fungus: This fungal infection affects those with uncontrolled diabetes and people on a high dose of steroids. It can spread to any part of the body including skin, tongue, brain, digestive system, kidney, brain and genitals. Some of the symptoms are white patches on the skin, white tongue, diarrhoea, hypoxia.(PTI)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 10:26 AM IST

White fungus: This fungal infection affects those with uncontrolled diabetes and people on a high dose of steroids. It can spread to any part of the body including skin, tongue, brain, digestive system, kidney, brain and genitals. Some of the symptoms are white patches on the skin, white tongue, diarrhoea, hypoxia.(PTI)

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Yellow fungus: Doctors have warned that this fungus is much scarier than white and black fungus since this infection could cause heavy internal damage. It spreads through contaminated environments or when a patient inhales moulds that grow in the environment. It is not contagious so it cannot spread from person to person.(Sakib Ali/HindustanTimes)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 10:26 AM IST

Yellow fungus: Doctors have warned that this fungus is much scarier than white and black fungus since this infection could cause heavy internal damage. It spreads through contaminated environments or when a patient inhales moulds that grow in the environment. It is not contagious so it cannot spread from person to person.(Sakib Ali/HindustanTimes)

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Aspergillus fungus: This infection mostly affects the lungs. Old patients with tuberculosis or people who are suffering from Asthma are more susceptible to this fungus.(PTI)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 10:26 AM IST

Aspergillus fungus: This infection mostly affects the lungs. Old patients with tuberculosis or people who are suffering from Asthma are more susceptible to this fungus.(PTI)

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