‘Black fungus can be treated if...': Senior doctors explain risks amid Covid

PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2021 01:38 PM IST
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  • Senior doctors of Delhi said that black fungus can be treated if diagnosed early. Mucormycosis or 'black fungus' is a rare infection found in Covid-19 patients. Pulmonologist, Dr Bobby Bhalotra said, black fungus found in Covid patients can be fatal if not treated on time. Patients who are diabetic & used steroids have chances of being infected. It can be fatal if not diagnosed early & treated as early as possible.” Otolaryngologist with AIIMS Delhi, Dr Alok Thakur said, “Mucormycosis is a serious yet rare fungal infection which happens post Covid. Low immunity, high blood sugar levels, use of steroids can cause this infection. It can be treated if diagnosed early when infection has just caught the nose.” India reported over 2.5 lakh new Covid cases & more than 4,000 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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