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As mucormycosis cases rise, IMA releases guidelines for treating the 'black fungus'

The Free Press Journal | 24/05/2021 12:21 PM | Click to read full article

Over the last few weeks, there has been a steady rise in mucormycosis cases, prompting fresh alarm in India. Against this backdrop, the Indian Medical Association HQ has released a list of guidelines outlining the management, treatment and preventive measures that can be taken.

While there is no age or gender predilection, factors such as uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, comorbidities or immunosuppression by steroids can make it easier to get infected. Factors such as the reuse of face masks or oxygen tubing can also contribute.