What is Mucormycosis?
Mucormycosis is a fungal infection of the sinuses, eye and the brain. The term Black Fungus used for Mucormycosis is a misnomer.
What are the common symptoms of mucormycosis?
Patients with mucormycosis can present with one of the following symptoms
Nasal stuffiness and sinusitis
Pain over the sinuses
Decreased vision or loss of vision
Drooping of the upper eyelid (ptosis)
Swelling over the eyelids
Black lesion in the mouth or the nose
What type of treatment is given for mucormycosis infection?
Your Eye and ENT doctors will examine you and ask for MRI scans if you are suspected to have the mucormycosis infection. Based on the scans they will let you know what treatment may be required
How many days of stay are required if I am diagnosed to have the mucormycosis infection?
In most of the cases you may need to stay in hospital of care for 7-8 days
Will the doctors operate on me on the same day that I reach?
It is important to check if the patient is fit for surgery which requires testing that may take 1 to 2 days. Based on fitness for surgery the sinus infection is cleared and a decision for the eye infection taken.
Who is most likely to get mucormycosis infection?
Any patient who is diabetic or has been treated with steroids for COVID-19 infection are most likely to get mucormycosis.
Patients who required admission and oxygen treatment for COVID-19 are also at a risk.
What should I do if I think I have mucormycosis infection?
Please consult your ENT and Eye doctors at the earliest
What should I do if I am COVID positive and I think I have the mucormycosis infection?
Please book a teleconsult so that your doctor can guide you appropriately by calling 040 68102020 or log on to email@example.com and book an appointment
Is eye removal needed for mucormycosis infection?
This is a decision that your doctor will take once an entire eye and sinus examination and MRI scan have been done
What is the cost of treatment for mucormycosis infection?
The treatment for black fungus needs some expensive investigations to make treatment decisions and also needs a multidisciplinary team of doctors. If you think you have this infection please come for an eye exam and we will guide you accordingly.
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