New fungus stalks Covid-recovered
NEW DELHI: After mucormycosis (black fungus), another fungal infection has been detected in four Covid-recovered patients in Pune in the last three months, raising concerns among the health fraternity. Prabhakar* (66) compned of mild fever and severe lower back pain a month after recovering from Covid-19. He was initially treated conservatively with muscle relaxants and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs without relief.
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan revealed severe infection-led bone dge to the sal-discs spaces called spondylodiscitis. A bone biopsy and culture grew aspergillus species — a type of mold (fungus).
Medically termed aspergillus osteomyelitis, the invasive fungal infection is very difficult to diagnose as it mimics sal tuberculosis. Such fungal infection has been detected in mouth cavities of Covid-recovered patients, and, in rare cases, in lungs. “We diagnosed vertebral osteomyelitis caused by aspergillus fungi species in four patients in three months. Prior to this, aspergillus vertebral osteomyelitis had not been documented in post-Covid patients in India,” Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital infectious diseases expert Parikshit Prayag told TOI.
医学上称为曲霉骨髓炎，侵袭性真菌感染很难诊断，因为它类似于脊柱结核。这种真菌感染曾在新冠康复患者的口腔中发现，在罕见的情况下也会在肺部发现。Deenanath Mangeshkar医院传染病专家Parikshit Prayag告诉《印度时报》：“我们在三个月内诊断出四名患者的脊椎骨髓炎是由曲霉真菌引起的。在此之前，在新冠康复患者中没有曲霉脊椎骨髓炎的记录。”
The common thread in the four was that they had severe Covid and were treated steroids to get over Covid-linked pneumonia and related complications. “Long-term use of corticosteroids may increase the risk of opportunistic infections, depending on the underlying disease being treated and what other drugs are being used,” he said.
Prayag had diagnosed the first patient with aspergillus vertebral osteomyelitis three months ago. “We picked up the fourth case this month. All four patients are undergoing treatment,” Prayag said.
High doses of steroids have their own side effects.
Precautions Prevention extremely important. Covid appropriate behaviour. Go nment doing Excellent job of Vaccinating 150 crore Bhartiya, 96 crores Already Vaccinated. Compare this with 33 crores USA Population, 6 crores UK Population, miniscule compared to Hindustan. Controlling Explosive Population Growth Most Important as No Amount of Health Infrastructure, Oxygen Plants adequate for such a huge Population Burden
4 patients in a country of billion. So scary. Probably 10 people died on roads by the
time you finished reading my comment
Another propaganda by medical community to get their business going.
All drug manufacturerss & suppliers cheer on this news & start hoarding to sell at 3/4 folds.
Some People can stoop to any level to make money at the cost of others life.
Don't scare us This world is not as dangerous to live as you show. Stop posting this type of articles
Most Indians don't have a se so that shouldn't really be a problem.
Stop sharing such scary news with us you BADDCHALLAN and BADMAASH media. It makes people more anous especially older people.
After 2014 India's back bone is broken
Adeesha Thodthillaya M
link everything to modi....
WHO names New fungus which dges the se disc as #FungulusModi. Symptom - once infected you slowly become seless and start behaving like a swine
The health ministry should mandate the medical fraternity to stop publicizing these things through ordinary news media. These things to be circulated amongst medical fraternity through their House Magazines.
Covid is as harmless as the flu. Only 4.5 lakh indians have died , though over 50% of the population has been infected ( as per ICMR ). The IFR (infection fatality rate) is similar to the common flu. No need to worry.
Vaccine is creating more illnesses than covid itsef which has 99% survival rate on its own like the flu ! Stop this PANIC PORN of new diseases and new illnesses
No one questions why fungus is only in India and not in any other country because india is the only country which uses industrial oxygen instead of medical oxygen.... and govt pass on the blame to steroid and other factors to save themselves
Feku assumes that Iceland and Italy are our neighbors along with the other countries starting with the alphabet "I"....cos uneducated Feku doesnt know that countries are listed alphabetically
Feku doesn't even have the se to name Pakistan and China as our enemies
reading this news thousands will die due to fearpsycosis,,,
Fear is top most won used by go nments and companies and rich people.
Please don't publish these news here. These are baseless articles and shouldn't be published in non-medical papers
To be or not to be.. That's the question now.