Dr P Sarat Chandra, a senior neurosurgeon at the AIIMS in Delhi, said people who recover from corona are at risk of black fungus for up to six weeks.
- Dr. P Sarat Chandra, Senior Neurosurgeon, AIIMS, Delhi gave the answer
- People who recover from corona are at risk of black fungus for up to six weeks
- Steroid use with diabetes can invite black fungus
Fungal infections are nothing new. But it never reached the point of an epidemic.
Dr. P. Sarat Chandra said that fungal infection is not a new thing. But it never reached the point of an epidemic. We do not know the real reasons. We don’t even know why this epidemic is happening. But we have many reasons to believe so.
Taking cold oxygen directly from the cylinder can be very dangerous for patients.
He said that the main cause of black fungus is uncontrolled diabetes, not using steroids properly along with toxilizumab during treatment. It is the patient who stays on ventilation and takes supplemental oxygen. Within six weeks of corona treatment, if any of these causes occur, the patient is at the highest risk of developing black fungus . He also warned that taking cold oxygen directly from the cylinder could be very dangerous for patients.
Using a mask for 2-3 weeks is also like inviting black fungus
Dr. Chandra said that even using a mask for 2-3 weeks is like inviting black fungus. The anti-fungal drug posconazole can be given to people at higher risk to reduce such incidents.
Leucorrhoea after corona infection in the country is the main cause of concern. Leucorrhoea after corona infection in the country i.e. black fungus is now the main cause of concern. So far 7,250 people in the country are suffering from Leucorrhoea. The figures have been released by officials from 13 states and union territories and so far at least 219 people have died from the disease. It is a matter of concern for Gujarat that Gujarat ranks second in the country after Maharashtra in terms of fungus. Maharashtra has the highest number of deaths due to fungus. A total of 1163 cases and 63 patients have lost their lives in Gujarat while 700 cases have been reported in Rajasthan and 575 cases in Madhya Pradesh.