By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The first death due to the “black fungus”, mucormycosis, has been reported in Argentina, according to a El Litoral report.
The case was a 35-year-old man who had untreated diabetes and had COVID-19 and was hospitalized in a clinic in Lomas de Zamora.
It is the first case of deaths from mucormycosis in the country, a disease that is strongly affecting India. “These patients are more likely to stop infections by opportunistic agents, including fungi. Here, mucormycosis is one of them,” explained Luján Cuesta, a researcher at Conicet and a member of the Center, interviewed by the C5N news channel. , clarified that “generally it is not only associated with severe covid, but also with uncontrolled diabetic patients, with diabetic ketoacidosis or metabolic acidosis, in different types of patients.”
Doctors believe that mucormycosis may be caused by the use of steroids, pharmacological compounds used to treat severely or critically ill patients with covid-19.
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