‘Diabetes ups sufferers’ black fungus threat’ | Lucknow Information


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LUCKNOW: Uncontrolled diabetes is the most common risk factor for acquiring black fungus infection or mucormycosis, which occurs in Covid-19 patients in UP and many other states during and after recovery and leads to further complications, experts on a virtual education program said for faculty members in 52 medical colleges on Saturday.
The online event, hosted by the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, aimed to prepare staff to ensure that patients do not fall victim to the infection and to educate them about the relevant treatment protocols.
SGPGI Director Prof. RK Dhiman said: “Mucormycosis is a rare, opportunistic invasive fungal infection that occurs in immunocompromised patients. Uncontrolled diabetes is the most common risk factor for acquiring this infection. These fungal spores are found in the air, in the soil, and on decomposed debris, and enter the sinuses and lungs by inhaling contaminated air. Covid-19 patients with uncontrolled diabetes who are undergoing treatment with steroids are at an increased risk of infection. ”
The infection can be successfully managed and managed using a multidisciplinary approach, and the roles of the microbiologist, ENT specialist, ophthalmologist and diabetologist are critical to achieving successful results, he added.