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New fungus stalks Covid-recoveredUmesh.Isalkar

After mucormycosis (black fungus), one other fungal an infection has been detected in 4 Covid-recovered sufferers in Pune within the final three months, elevating considerations among the many well being fraternity. Prabhakar* (66) complained of gentle fever and extreme decrease again ache a month after recovering from Covid-19. He was initially handled conservatively with muscle relaxants and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication with out reduction.

A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan revealed extreme infection-led bone harm to the spinal-discs areas referred to as spondylodiscitis. A bone biopsy and tradition grew aspergillus species — a kind of mould (fungus).

Medically termed aspergillus osteomyelitis, the invasive fungal an infection could be very tough to diagnose because it mimics spinal tuberculosis. Such fungal an infection has been detected in mouth cavities of Covid-recovered sufferers, and, in uncommon instances, in lungs. “We recognized vertebral osteomyelitis brought on by aspergillus fungi species in 4 sufferers in

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