A doctor treating a 15-year-old boy in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on May 23 said, that a week after he recovered from COVID-19, he was diagnosed with Mucormycosis or Black Fungus. Dr Abhishek Bansal, an Ahmedabad-based paediatrician, believes this is the first case of paediatric Mucormycosis in Ahmedabad to his knowledge.
Black Fungus infects 15-year-old
He noted, “He was admitted in a private hospital on April 14 with coronavirus symptoms, and was later in the ICU for 10 days after the infection was confirmed. He was given supplemental oxygen, Remdesivir as well as steroids and discharged on April 24. A week later, he developed new symptoms like toothache and a small ulcer in the palate, which finally turned out to be Mucormycosis.”
Dr Bansal added, “He had to undergo surgery in which his half right-sided palate and upper teeth on the right side were removed and his sinuses cleaned, His condition is stable and he should be discharged in the next three to four days.