ICMR issues advisory on black fungus infection in covid patients
New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Union Health Ministry released an advisory for screening, diagnosis and management of the Mucormycosis. The Centre on Sunday said that Mucormycosis is a fungal infection found in covid patients with uncontrolled diabetes and prolonged ICU stay and added that it may turn fatal if uncared.
As per the advisory, Mucormycosis mainly affects the people who are on medication. It said that the uncared Mucormycosis may turn fatal. Lungs or sinuses of such persons will get affected after inhaling the fungal spores from the air. The advisory stated that the symptoms of Mucormycosis are pain and redness around the eyes and nose, headache, fever, vomiting and difficulty in breathing.
It stated that coronavirus patients with diabetes and low immunity powered people must suspect of black fungal infection if there is one-side facial numbness or pain, sinusitis, blackish discolouration over the nose, blurred vision, toothache, thrombosis, chest pain, and skin lesion.