Dr. K. R. Meghanadh & team are treating the ‘Black Fungus / White Fungus’ or Mucormycosis at MAA E.N.T. for the last 20 years

A rare and serious fungal infection is seen on the rise in patients who have recovered from COVID & the experienced team of Doctors at MAA E.N.T. Hospitals led by industry stalwart Dr. K. R. Meghanadh are working round-the-clock to treat those affected patients effectively.

Mucormycosis (Black Fungus/White fungus ) – An emerging concern

With the high number of cases from the pandemic, healthcare professionals & patients alike are experiencing the increasing effects of a rare fungal infection - Mucormycosis or Black Fungus / White Fungus.

As there is a rising concern in the Telugu states regarding the same, it is highly advocated to take necessary precautions to fight back. Studies suggest that early identification of symptoms can be a great help and make it a 'curable' or ‘treatable’ infection.

Major reasons for the spread of black fungus/white fungus or Mucormycosis could be:

Dr. K.R. Meghanadh & his team of E.N.T. Specialists at MAA E.N.T. have treated more than 200 COVID-recovered patients suffering from these infections in the past one year and urge everyone to follow necessary mandated precautions for their health and safety. 

What is Mucormycosis or ‘Black Fungus/White Fungus’?

WHAT MAY CAUSE IT

Fungal spores, naturally present in the air, entering one’s system during breathing

WHO IT MAY AFFECT

Diabetic & Asthmatic patients recovered from COVID are highly susceptible

HOW IT MAY AFFECT

By damaging inner lining of nose & spreading to upper jaw bone, teeth, eye and brain

Early Diagnosis & Treatment can save lives!

There is about a 20% death rate due to this fungus and studies suggest that it can be treated in 15-20 days when identified in early stages and might take 40 days or more for delayed identification. 

Initial signs to watch for:

Nose block

Continuous irritation in nose

Nasal discharge like black mucus

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Headache

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Intolerable pain

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