BLACK FUNGUS

Mucormycosis is caused by a group of moulds known as mucormycetes present in the environment. Individuals gets affected in lungs or sinuses. The pores on the individuals comes in black colour hence as the name is stated. Issues faced
A person can examine a severe headache, cough, shortness of breath. According to the advisory, infected with mucormycosis should be suspected when there is –
1) Sinusitis
2) Local pain ob the cheekbone
3) Loosening of teeth
4) Chest pain

Treatment
As stated by the experts, mucormycosis may require surgery. Doctors have expressed their concern that the individual should control diabetes, reduce steroid use.
To maintain adequate systematic hydration, the treatment includes infusion of normal saline (IV) before infusion of amphotericin B and antifungal therapy for atleast 4-6 weeks.

After treatment
The treatment can lead to loss of eyes or upper jaw. These can be replaced with appropriate artificial substitute or prosthesis.
Precautions must be taken by the individuals by wearing mask, long trousers and maintain personal hygiene.

Spread the love