After Black Fungus, four White Fungus patients have been found in Bihar’s capital Patna, which is more dangerous, find out how it attacks…
White Fungus: So far, the corona virus has caused a new problem for people battling black fungus (mucormycosis), called white fungus. Four of its patients were found in patna hospital in Bihar. The disease is considered to be more deadly than black fungus.
Among the infected patients found in Patna by white fungus is a famous specialist from Patna. White fungus (Candidiasis) is the main cause of lung infection and in addition to the lungs, it also infects skin, nails, internal part of the mouth, stomach and intestines, kidneys, genitals and brain etc.
According to Dr. S.N. Singh, Head, Department of Microbiology, Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), four patients with covid-19-like symptoms have been found so far. But they were infected not with corona but white fungus.
Among the patients, all three tests of corona were rapid antigen, rapid antibody and RT-PCR test negative, which, when examined, recovered only from anti-fungal drugs. It also has eminent surgeons from Patna who were admitted to corona ward in a large private hospital. Investigations showed they suffer from white fungus.
White fungus infection, according to health experts, is more harmful than black fungus infection because it affects the lungs as well as other body parts such as the nails, skin, stomach, kidney, brain, private parts, and mouth.
This is how white fungus was detected
Dr. SN Singh, the head of PMCH’s Microbiology Department, shared information about white fungus cases in Patna. Four patients had symptoms similar to Corona (Corona Patients), but they were not infected with the COVID-19 virus, according to Dr Singh.
All of the experiments performed on them came out negative. They were found to be contaminated with white fungus after a thorough examination. Antifungal antibiotics, on the other hand, healed all four patients, which was a huge relief. The white fungal infection, according to physicians, affects the lungs and can be identified using HRCT.
Doctors say that if symptoms similar to coronavirus infection occur on HRCT, the mucus sample should be examined for white fungus.
Symptoms are the same as corona for white fungus
Symptoms of lung infection from white fungus look similar to corona in HRCT, which makes it difficult to distinguish whether it is corona or white fungus. Because rapid antigen and RT-PCR tests are negative in such patients. Such patients should undergo rapid antibody tests and a culture of mucus for fungus. Corona patients who are on oxygen support can infect their lungs.
Who is more at risk from white fungus
Diabetes, antibiotic intake or prolonged steroid intake, cancer patients who are on medication are quickly caught by it.
In newborn it occurs in the form of diaper candidosis. Which shows white spots of cream colour. In young children, it does oral thrust, while in women it is the main cause of leukoria.
Do this to avoid White Fungus
Patients who are on oxygen or ventilator should have oxygen or ventilator equipment especially tubes etc. free of bacteria.
Oxygen cylinder Humidifier water should be used in humidifiers, the oxygen that goes into the patient’s lungs is free from fungus.
Patients with rapid antigen and RT-PCR tests negative and who have corona-like symptoms in their HRCT should undergo rapid antibody tests,
The fungus culture of mucus should also be examined.