Rare fungal infection detected in coronavirus patients, World News

The new coronavirus has not disappeared. In fact, it is getting worse when it comes to its aftermath.

Ahmedabad doctors have now reported a fungal infection that is taking advantage of COVID-19 patients and also those who have recently recovered.

According to a report by The Times of India, an Ahmedabad-based eye trauma and retina surgeon named Dr. Parth Rana has said that five cases of mucormycosis have been detected.

Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection with a mortality rate of 50%. All of the aforementioned patients had enlarged eyeballs protruding from the eye sockets.

According to the report, two patients have already died, while two surviving patients have lost their sight.

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Atul Patel, who had previously warned of the increasing incidence of severe infection in COVID-19 patients, said: “We have recorded 19 cases of mucormycosis infection in recovered patients in the last three months.” .

The medical specialist has cited poor sugar control, the use of high doses of steroids, and compromised immunity in general as the cause of the disease.