How To Fight The Covid-Triggered Black Fungus Infection?

How To Fight The Covid-Triggered Black Fungus Infection?

While various states are reporting an increase in the number of Mucromycosis or Black Fungus infections, an evidence-based advisory for their treatment has been published by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Delhi: While the frequency of Mucromycosis or Black Fungus cases has increased in numerous countries, Haryana declared it as a reported disease on Saturday. The Indian Medical Research Council (ICMR) published an evidence-based therapeutic advisory.

What is Mucromycosis or Fungus Black?

It is a fungal infection that affects patients who are receiving medicine for various health problems. Eventually, the infection limits the ability to resist diseases.

How To Fight The Covid-Triggered Black Fungus Infection?

Who are at Risk?

  • Those with uncontrolled diabetes.
  • Prolonged ICU stay.
  • Immunosuppression by steroids
  • Comorbidities-post transplant/malignancy.


  • Pain and redness around eyes and/or nose.
  • Fever, Headache, Coughing.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Bloody vomits.
  • Altered mental status.

When to suspect?

  • Sinusitis-nasal blockade or congestion.
  • Nasal discharge (blackish/bloody).
  • Local pain on the cheek bone.
  • One-sided facial pain, numbness or swelling.
  • Toothache.
  • Blurred or double vision with pain.
  • Chest pain, worsening of respiratory symptoms.


  • Control hyperglycemia.
  • Monitor blood glucose level post-covid discharge.
  • Use steroid judiciously.
  • Use clean water for humidifiers during oxygen therapy.
  • Use antibiotics/antifungals judiciously.


  • Do not miss warning signs and symptoms.
  • Do not consider all cases with a blocked nose is due to fungus.
  • Do not hesitate to seek interventions.
  • Tests like KOH staining, microscopy, culture, MALDITOF can be done to detect fungal etiology.
  • Don’t hesitate to initiate treatment.

The government of Telangana on Saturday issued guidelines to all the hospitals with subject reading: “Urgent precautionary measures to prevent Mucormycosis during COVID.”

How To Fight The Covid-Triggered Black Fungus Infection?

Rajat Singh
Rajat Singh is the chief Author at Bioinformatics India, he has been writing for the past 3 years and has a special interest in SEO, Technology, Health, Life Sciences and gaming.

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