“Mucormycosis is instead the main cause of the immune system due to dengue.”
A “missing” case of mucormycosis has been reported in a 49-year-old man at a well-known hospital after he recovered from dengue, doctors said on Saturday.
The case at Apollo Hospital in southern Delhi comes amid growing cases of dengue in the capital.
According to a vector-based development report released on Monday, nine people have died and 2,708 cases of dengue have been filed this season as of November 6, the highest number since 2017 immediately.
More than 1,170 cases were filed in the first week of November.
In a statement released on Saturday, Apollo Hospital said, “A 49-year-old boy has been identified as one of the first to be diagnosed with post-dengue mucormycosis by a team of doctors at a hospital.” The patient came to the hospital, complaining of a sudden loss of one eye, 15 days after he recovered from a vector-borne disease.
During the second phase of the COVID-19 epidemic earlier this year, the prevalence of “black fungus” was reported nationwide after coronavirus was diagnosed in diabetic patients.
Mucormycosis or “black fungus” is more common in people whose immune system is low due to COVID-19, diabetes, kidney disease, liver or heart disease, related to aging or taking autoimmune drugs such as arthritis.
Mucormycosis post dengue is a recent phenomenon, therefore, patients with a recent history of dengue should have their health changed immediately and consult a medical professional as soon as they see new symptoms, doctors at Apollo Hospital said.
Dr. Suresh Singh Naruka, chief consultant (ENT), Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, who is overseeing the patient’s treatment, said, “The rare case of black fungus (mucormycosis) came to mind when the patient came to the hospital, he explains.” “The problem is when a person recovers because the disease is manifested in people with diabetes, low immunity and various other diseases.” “It is a serious disease caused by a fungal group called mucor. This fungus enters the healthy intestines of the nose, nose, eyes and brain so quickly that any delay of infection and management can cause serious problems for a long time,” he added.
Dengue is accompanied by high fever and as a result, doctors feel that people may suspect that they have COVID-19.
The larvae of dengue mosquitoes breed in clear, immovable water, while those of malaria grow even in dirty water.
Dr. Atul Ahuja, senior consultant (ENT and head and neck surgery) at the hospital, said, “Identifying and managing rhino-orbital (nose-and-eye) mucomicosis in a newly recovered dengue patient is extremely difficult. Most importantly, because even with the best of treatment, patients with mucormycosis can lose their eyesight permanently and have a serious illness, and eye removal is essential to prevent the spread of the disease. ” Dr. Nishant Rana, a registrar of the area, said: “Before coming to the hospital, the patient had a nosebleed of dengue for 15 days to recover, when he noticed that the platelets were low. A history of blood transfusions. for physical protection against dengue. ”