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Black Fungus: How to identify, what to do; check detail AIIMS’s guidelines


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Doctors treat a Black Fungus infected patient at Mucormycosis ward of government ENT hospital in Hyderabad

 

 

Black fungus: As corona virus infection has increased the risk of black fungus in the country, the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) on Thursday issued fresh guidelines for detection and care for cases related to mucormycosis or black fungus. According to AIIMS, the patient with uncontrolled diabetes, and on high doses of steroid are having a high risk of getting affected with black fungus infection.

Symptoms of Black Fungus infection 

– Abnormal black discharge or crust or blood from the nose

– Nasal blockage, headache or eye pain

– Swelling around the eyes, double vision, redness of eye, loss of vision, difficulty in closing eye, inability to open the eye, prominence of the eye

– Facial numbness or tingling sensation

– Difficulty in chewing or opening mouth

– Regular self-examination: Full face examination in daylight, for facial swelling (especially nose, cheek, around the eye) or black discolouration, hardening, and pain on touch

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