Mucormycosis Now Abound In ENT Cases: Docs
The Morning Standard|May 18, 2021
Fungus infection seen between 2-3 weeks of diagnosis with Covid-19, it targets lungs and then spreads to the brain
Somrita Ghosh

RAJINDER Singh, 59-year-old, from Najafgarh saw a ray of hope when he defeated the deadly coronavirus last week. However, his happiness didn’t last long after he contradicted fungus infection mucormycosis. A high diabetic patient, he was administered steroid while recovering from the Covid infection which has now resulted in the mucor.

Naveen, his younger son, told the reporter that his condition started deteriorating last week. “He tested negative but started showing signs of the fungus infection. We took him to Venkateshwar Hospital but father needed ventilation which was not available there. Two days ago we brought him to AIIMS. But doctors said that the infection has spread to his brain and survival chance was only 10%. He has been unconscious for the past 6 days now. This is due to the steroids. Cannot believe that he survived Covid but may not survive a fungus infection.”

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