The “black fungus” is a group of words that inspire more and more fear. Although not a professional name, it is a general term, due to the fact that black spots can be seen on the skin in some people with mucosal degeneration, often as a result of tissue necrosis.
The “black fungus” has been around for a long time, and the first medical description of mucosal disease dates back to the 19th century. However, an increase in the number of infections has been observed for some time. During the coronavirus pandemic, reports of new outbreaks of myxomycosis appeared from time to time, but recently they have become more and more alarming. This can be seen, for example, in India.
– In the past two months, Sion Hospital in Mumbai has seen 24 cases of fungus infection compared to six cases in the whole last year – andRecently reported by Dr. Renuki PradoHead of the Department of Otolaryngology at the hospital.
“Black fungus” – where did it come from
“Black fungi”, or mucosal mycosis, is a mycosis caused by mold fungi of the order Mycorales. Fungi attack the lungs and sinuses. It is a very dangerous disease because after attacking the sinuses, the fungus spreads even more, occupying neighboring tissues. This means that the brain is also at risk. The mortality rate of mycosis of the mucosa reaches 50 percent, which is influenced not only by the rapid course of the infection, but also by the fact that the first symptoms may be underestimated by some patients. In addition, the people most vulnerable to infection are those who have been weakened by, for example, cancer or diabetes. It is now clear that recoveries from the Coronavirus may be the risk group.
Recent studies show that while steroids reduce lung inflammation in COVID-19, they also affect our immunity. This, in turn, makes COVID-19 patients more susceptible to contracting “black fungi”. And although the chances of contracting a mucous fungus are slim, people who have contracted the coronavirus should not underestimate any bothersome symptoms.
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