A 60-year-old man from Patna with black fungus in the brain was successfully treated on Friday by doctors at Bihar’s Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS).
Doctors said the man was having cricket ball size fungus in his brain which took hours to take it out. The patient’s condition is stable, doctors said.
Patient who is suffering from black fungus identified as Anil Kumar, a resident of Bihar’s Jamui, had recently recovered from Covid-19. He was suffering from frequent episodes of dizziness and faintings for the past few days. Then he went to a hospital check-up, later, Kumar was referred to IGIMS where doctors detected black fungus in his brain.
Dr. Manish Mandal, who was handling the Kumar’s case said, the fungus was entered Kumar’s brain through his nose but luckily the fungus did not spread to his eyes. Mandal said if the fungus would spread in Kumar’s eyes then they had to remove the patient’s eyes to save his life.
Bihar has witnessed more than 500 cases of black fungus so far. The state government on May 22 declared mucormycosis or black fungus as an epidemic.
Reports said people are getting from black fungus after coming in contact with fungal spores in the environment. The disease is mostly detected among people who recently recovered from Covid-19.
The health ministry on Saturday said Bihar has reported less than 500 fresh coronavirus cases with not more than 20 Covid related deaths. In the last 24 hours, Patna has reported 37 Covid cases followed by Supaul with 32 Covid cases, Purnia with 33 cases, Siwan with 28 cases, Darbhanga with 20 cases, Saran with 24 cases and Gopalganj with 20 cases. Districts like Sheohar and Buxar witnessed less than 10 new cases in the last 24 hours.