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Overuse, misuse of steroids in COVID patients cause black fungus: LNJP Professor

New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital Medical Professor Dr Suresh Kumar on May 15 said that quite often a patient dies due to black fungus instead of COVID-19. Dr Suresh said, “Overuse, misuse and rampant use of steroids in COVID patients causes black fungus, also known as Mucormycosis. We have 4 patients here who also are diabetic. Quite often a patient dies due to black fungus instead of COVID-19.” “Steroid use must be reduced. If given to patient with O2 level over 90, black fungus is a possible side-effect. Early diagnosis critical. CT scan of face would detect this infection. Antifungal drug Amphotericin being used for treatment,” he added.