After black, white, yellow, and cream fungus, a new fungus named green fungus case is being reported. A 34 year old covid survivor was diagnosed with the infection in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore.
A senior doctor on Tuesday said that the patient has been shifted to Mumbai by air ambulance for treatment. Dr. Ravi Dosi, head of the Department of Chest Diseases, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS) said that the man, who had recovered from Covid-19, underwent a test on the suspicion that he had contracted the dreadful black fungus infection (mucormycosis).
Later, it was found to be diagnosed with green fungus (Aspergillosis) infection in his sinuses, lungs, and blood. However, more research is needed on whether the nature of green fungus infection in people who have recovered from Covid-19 is different from other patients, Dr. Dosi said.
The doctor further added, “The patient recovered. But then he started having nose bleeds and a high fever. He had also become very weak due to weight loss.”