Gujarat, Maharashtra shared 43% ROCM-black fungus burden: Study

Published on June 23, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Gujarat and Maharashtra – the two states reporting the highest cases of mucormycosis (MM) after the second wave of Covid-19 – also reported the highest cases of rhino-orbital-cerebral mucormycosis (ROCM), claimed a national study encompassing 2,826 patients from 22 states and Union territories. The findings suggested 22% of India’s … Continue reading Gujarat, Maharashtra shared 43% ROCM-black fungus burden: Study

In black and white: Immunity is the key for Mucormycosis

Published on May 23, 2021 AHMEDABAD: After the dreaded mucormycosis, several patients in the city and state also recorded prevalence of aspergillosis in some patients – caused by the Aspergillus fungus. To differentiate it from the ‘black fungus,’ it’s named ‘white fungus’ but the experts said that such classification could be misguiding. Moreover, it’s more … Continue reading In black and white: Immunity is the key for Mucormycosis

Mucormycosis: ‘Maintaining oral, nasal hygiene key’

Published on May 20, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Compared to other countries, post-Covid mucormycosis has become a major issue for some Indian states including Gujarat, where more than 600 cases are currently under treatment. Why has the state witnessed more cases of the fungal infection compared to other states and the earlier Covid surge? Experts said factors … Continue reading Mucormycosis: ‘Maintaining oral, nasal hygiene key’

‘We waited for 3 years to hear her speak after 3 surgeries’

Published on March 3, 2021 Ahmedabad: The Masani family of 15 was overjoyed when Mahavir, the eldest brother among five siblings, gave news of a childbirth four years after his marriage. The Sanand-based family was however crestfallen when they got to know that the child had cleft lip, had a hole in her heart, could … Continue reading ‘We waited for 3 years to hear her speak after 3 surgeries’