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If you have diabetes, you are at a higher risk of this dangerous infection.

if you have diabetesand if it is not controlled, you are at a higher risk of suffering from dangerous infection which, although rare in the medical record, has the potential to be extremely lethalExperts say that about 90% of patients who contract it may die.

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The dreaded black fungus infection that occurs in poorly controlled diabetes

This infection is known as black fungus diseaseand medically called mucormycosisCaused by microscopic fungi that enter the body and start causing damage, such as to melt awayThey attack the blood vessels.

These mushroommainly belong to the genus Rhizopus, and are the ones we can usually see grow on food Which starts breaking.

Normally these fungi or their spores are not completely harmful to health, but patients who have diabetesespecially if it is poorly controlledmay result extremely lethalBecause like other patients, they are at higher risk, such as:

  • Cancer people.
  • People under treatment or long-term use of steroids.
  • Injury or burn patients.
  • who use intravenous drugs.

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There are different forms of fungal infection

mucormycosis usually initiated or contracted primarily by spores, whether these hold onwhat follow the wounds on the skin or burns, and even when food is served In which black mold has already developed.

usually, it fungal infection It can damage parts of the body such as skin, muscles, mucosa, cartilage and bone. and it has also been observed that mucormycosis It can have different forms or types, as it can affect specific parts of the body:

  • mucormycosis rhinocerebral: This is the most common presentation, and also the most lethal, because although it begins by affecting the nose or palate, it rapidly reaches the brain. It is characterized by swelling on one side of the face, headache, nasal congestion, fever, as well as dark spots appearing on the nose or palate (and resulting in necrosis).
  • pulmonary mucormycosis: Your symptoms indicate the severity of the infection, explains the MSD manual, and may be: cough, chest pain, difficulty breathing.
  • mucormycosis gastrointestinal: Nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and bleeding in the digestive tract are symptoms that these fungi have started damaging the digestive tract.

The MSD manual also adds that sometimes mucormycosis may be more complicated, as there may be a tendency to infection spread to different parts of the bodyUsing blood as a vehicle to achieve this.

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What is the treatment?

Experts Say It’s Black Fungus Infection yes it can be treatedBut to achieve this it is necessary to know find it in time And see a specialist immediately, as it usually progresses quickly and can become very serious in a short period of time.

it creates gravity mucormycosis one in deadly diseaseBecause according to experts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, its death rate can be up to 90 percent.

It should be emphasized that mucormycosis This is a type of infection that, although it occurs in our country, there are not many cases, although special care is recommended in patients who have a weakened immune system for their medical conditions.

(Who Information for: UNAM Faculty of Medicine Gazette, MSD Manual, Medline Plus.)

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