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'Rare Case': Small Intestine Infected by Black Fungus Found in Patients at Delhi Hospital

News18 | 22/05/2021 10:01 PM | Click to read full article

Two patients at a leading private facility here, both of whom had tested positive for COVID-19, were diagnosed with Mucormycosis in the small intestine, which the doctors termed as “rare" cases.

Mucormycosis or black fungus most commonly involves the rhino-orbital-cerebral system or the lungs. Intestinal or GI mucormycosis is a very “rare disease", and most commonly involves the stomach or large intestine, according to doctors at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital