Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022



How plastic surgery saved a diabetic after COVID and black fungus ate into her face

November 21, 2022 5:59 pm

The fungal infection had spread inside her mouth and infected the palate of Shaila Sonar, 54. Doctors scooped out her cheek bone and teeth to protect her brain. Now surgeons at Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital have given her body confidence with face reconstruction

In 16 districts, fatality rate due to black fungus higher than state average

November 15, 2022 1:30 pm

As of November 2021, a total of 9,961 Covid-19 patients contracted mucormycosis. Of these, 1,300 succumbed to the infection. Most of these cases came from rural districts where the healthcare accessibility was constrained.

In a rare case, doctors remove 145 maggots from 65-year-old's nose, 'dead eye'

September 20, 2022 2:53 pm

"The eye is directly connected to the brain, and if the eye is involved it can lead to an infection, which is an emergency," Dr Manjunath MK, consultant ENT Surgeon, SS SPARSH Hospital, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bengaluru told

High prevalence of Covid-linked mucormycosis in diabetes patients with history of steroid use: Study

November 08, 2021 9:38 am

Mucormycosis is a fungal infection, which occurs by inhalation of spores and can disseminate to various organs rapidly.

Is Covid-19 associated with acute weight loss and malnutrition? Here's what you need to know

September 22, 2021 3:12 pm

As per the National Center for Biotechnology Information study, weight loss and risk of malnutrition were "highly prevalent in Covid-19 patients evaluated after clinical remission with nearly 30 per cent of patients losing more than five per cent of baseline body weight, and more than half were at risk of malnutrition"

Quick diagnosis of mucormycosis, early medical intervention key in improving chances of survival, says study

September 17, 2021 6:20 pm

While diabetes and steroid use are clear risk factors for the disease, the study said there is a need to explore other causes, including the direct role played by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Weekly Covid positivity rate in Pune drops slightly

September 16, 2021 9:02 am

In Ahmednagar, the Covid positivity rate in the week of September 8-14 climbed to 5.52 % as against the previous week, September 1-7, when it was 5.35%.

Mucormycosis: With case fatality rate at 8.62%, 303 people dead in Karnataka so far

July 12, 2021 6:26 pm

While Bengaluru reported 1,120 cases of the fungal infection, other districts that witnessed most cases were Dharwad (279), Vijayapura (210), Kalaburagi (199), and Belagavi (159).

Fake mucormycosis drugs seized after FDCA raids in Ahmedabad and Surat

July 07, 2021 11:24 pm

The FDCA has initiated an inquiry after Cuvicon brand of fake Posaconazole tablets and oral suspension concoctions used to treat mucormycosis were seized.

Mumbai: Cyber racket ‘selling’ Covid, black fungus drugs busted

July 07, 2021 8:59 am

Police said that the accused would dupe people by putting up posts on social media platforms claiming to be from the pharmaceutical company Cipla.