White Fungus Cases Reported In India After Black Fungus-Symptoms, Health Risks and More

White Fungus symptoms

During the second wave of COVID-19 when the nation  is dealing with the black fungus or Mucormycosis,  several cases of White Fungus have also come to the forefront.

“White Fungus is believed to be more harmful and deadlier than the Black fungus or Mucormycosis which is continuously spreading quickly in states like Maharashtra and Gujarat.”,  said by medical experts.

As per the recent reports, four cases of White Fungal infection have been recently detected in Bihar’s capital Patna and one of the four infected patients is said to be a renowned doctor from Patna.

Why White Fungus is deadlier than Black fungus?

“White Fungus infection is more hazardous than black fungus infection because it affects the lungs as well as other parts of the outer body that includes nails, skin, stomach, kidney, brain, some private parts, and mouth.”,  said by the  health care experts.

Who are the high-risk patients and more prone to White fungus infection?

Dr SN Singh, head of PMCH’s Microbiology Department, Patna has said that white fungal infection like black fungus attacks people with weaker immunity. Diabetes patients or the patients taking steroids for a long time are most prone to get infected with this deadly White Fungus.

Adding more to his context Dr Singh has also revealed that four patients had symptoms like COVID-19 but surprisingly they were not infected by the COVID-19 virus.  The doctors conducted all the tests on them and the results were negative. Throughout a comprehensive investigation and examination, they came to know that the patients were infected with white fungus cases. On the other hand, as a matter of big relief, all four patients have been cured by anti-fungal medicines. As per the doctors and health experts the white fungal infection affects the lungs and this can be easily detected by performing HRCT.

They also suggest that if similar symptoms of COVID-19 or Corona Virus infection appear in HRCT, then it is essential to check up the mucus culture to detect white fungus as fast as possible.

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