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  • 18 December, 2020

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Mucormycosis

Mucormycosis

Covid-19 has triggered Mucormycosis or black fungus in some patients. Mucormycosis is a serious but rare fungal infection caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes which exist in the environment.

Symptoms include face numbness, one-side nose obstruction, swelling in the eye or cheeks, and black dry crusts in the nose. Early detection can prevent loss of eyesight, nose or jaw, and 50% mortality in cases where it affects the brain.

It mainly affects people who have health problems or take medicines that lower the body’s ability to fight germs and sickness.

Source: IE


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