India, One of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, is now facing an alarming rate of spread A rare fungal infection known as “black fungus” and occurs mainly in between Recovery from COVID-19. Be thought to be Associated with excessive use of steroids and contaminated water.
At least nine states classified fungal mycoses as a pandemic on ThursdayBeing one of the most affected Maharashtra, With More than 2000 cases. According to the press, about 200 patients are being treated in health clinics. New Delhi Dozens of them were waiting to get a hospital bed. Countries Rajasthan and Telangana They also showed cases of “black fungus”.
And the head of the metropolitan government, Arvind Kejriwal, announced this Specialized centers will be set up within three hospitals in New Delhi to prevent the spread of fungi.
Meanwhile, on social networks, requests are increasing for finding anti-fungal treatments. The fatty amphotericin B is most in demand, which is why the Indian Minister of Health has announced that it will increase its production.
In this sense, most of the criticisms circulating in that country indicate the lack of foresight of the state and the federal authorities, which should have taken measures when registering the first cases, months ago.
Before the second wave of the Coronavirus that killed 100,000 people in India last month, cases of mucous fungus were rare in the country. Those affected used to be patients with diabetes, HIV, or transplant patients with immunosuppressive organisms.
According to the experts Such as Professor K. Srinath Reddy of Public Health Foundation of India, and Rapid spread Of this infection that has been recorded currently It has been attributed to the uncontrolled use of steroids to treat coronavirus patients.
The professor said, “People have used it excessively and inappropriately,” and he also pointed to it Contaminated water in oxygen cylinders or humidifiers gives mushrooms a chance to enter the body.
According to the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention, The first symptoms of this infection and that have Mortality rate of 54%, Headache, swelling of the face, and fever.
In hospital for Coronavirus
After about 12 days of steroid treatment, Bhartipin Shah, who is a coronavirus patient, began to complain about Severe headache that does not go away with the usual painkillers. After a few days, the pain became unbearable and his eye swollen, as his son Smit Shah mentioned in an interview with France Press agency.
“The MRI showed a spot, but it wasn’t clear that it was a black fungus. But we admitted it to the hospital shortly after,” he said. After the biopsy, the infection was confirmed, so the young man launched a social media campaign to get treatment Anfotericina B liposomal.
Parvish Dubey, 33, was even worse off. He was hospitalized in Madhya Pradesh and appeared to be on the mend when it was announced that his family had died of mucous fungi.
A relative who did not want to identify himself said, “We changed the hospital, and there the doctors operated on his nose and cheek, and he was already injured in his eye, and the doctors were trying to save the other.” “We lost her in a week,” our relative said, “We’ve done everything possible.”