Rising black fungus cases among Covid-19 patients in Karnataka raises alarm – Deccan Herald

For 38-year-old Vishwanath (name changed), an autorickshaw chauffeur in the city, enduring Covid-19 needs to have been cause for celebration. However even before he was discharged, he began to feel an uncommon pain in his face and a swelling of his eye.Doctors now say that he has actually developed a deadly fungal infection called mucormycosis (black fungi) which, if without treatment, results in blindness followed by death.Diabetics at riskSimilar infections had actually been reported during the very first wave in 2015, But for two weeks now, such cases are being found in larger numbers amongst Covid-19 survivors with unrestrained diabetes, they included. There is concern that the rise of such cases could be the result of the new mutant B. 1.617 variant of the unique coronavirus.Dr V Ravi, noteworthy virologist and member of the States Technical Advisory Committee, acknowledged that this variation is “spreading quickly” in Karnataka.Covid-19 crisis

Cases of black fungus return: What is Mucormycosis? In the last 3 weeks, I have seen 38 cases,” stated Dr Deepak Haldipur, a senior ENT cosmetic surgeon at Trust Well Hospital.He stressed that the cases have been restricted to clients with unrestrained diabetes. As per federal government data, the first disclosure of B. 1.617 cases in Karnataka was on April 27 – roughly at about the very same time that the mucormycosis cases started to increase.