A 49-year-old male patient was taken to a private hospital in Delhi with Mucormycosis just 15 days after recovering from dengue fever.
A rare instance of Mucormycosis after dengue recovery was discovered in Talib Mohammad of Greater Noida, who was taken to Indraprastha Apollo Hospital on Saturday, according to a press release.
“When Talib Mohammad presented to the hospital with a rapid loss of vision in one eye following dengue illness, we discovered an unusual instance of black fungus (mucormycosis).” Mucormycosis as a post-recovery consequence in a dengue patient is extremely uncommon, as this condition is more commonly observed in persons with diabetes, weakened immunity, and other infections. Mucor is a type of fungus that causes a devastating infection. “Because this fungus invades the healthy tissues of the nose, sinuses, eye, and brain so quickly, any delay in diagnosis and treatment can result in long-term complications,” said Dr Suresh Singh Naruka, senior consultant ENT, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, who is overseeing the patient’s treatment.
“Diagnosing and managing a case of rhino-orbital (nose and eye) mucormycosis in a patient who has recently recovered from dengue fever is critical, because even with the best treatment, patients with mucormycosis can lose their eyesight permanently, and in a state of aggressive infection, removal of the eye becomes necessary for preventing any further spread of infection,” said Dr. Atul Ahuja, senior consultant ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Indraprastha
A substantial number of cases of Black Fungus were reported across the country during the second wave of COVID-19, particularly among COVID-19 patients with co-morbidities such chronic diabetes.
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