Called mucormycosis, the rare disease is being registered in immunocompromised patients recovered from coronavirus City doctors have reported multiple cases of a deadly fungal infection in patients, which they claim was triggered by novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Called mucormycosis, the infection is said to affect eyes, nose, and jaw bone and has a 50 per cent chance of causing death within a fortnight if spread to the brain. Doctors informed that they have come across over 30 such cases in the city and feel that the common link in all the instances was that the patients had recovered from COVID-19 and were immunocompromised. Many patients complained of symptoms such as obstruction in nose, pus discharge from teeth, mobile teeth, swelling of eyes, visible jaw bones, limited eye movement, among multiple other issues, doctors said. All of them were found to be suffering from one or two ailments such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, tumour and human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV), added the medical professionals. Cities such as Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Delhi have registered many such cases. MJM Hospital, who claims to have seen 11such cases at the facility. Man-eater leopard terrifies BaramatiLocals approach MSHRC, accuse officials concerned of dragging their feet “Normally,… Read full this story
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