After the black, white and yellow fungus in patients with the emerging coronavirus “Covid-19”, India recorded the first infection with the “green fungus” disease, what is this disease?
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On Monday, the COVID-19 survivor was transferred to Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai, Maharashtra state, after his tests showed the presence of a green fungus, also known as aspergillosis.
The region’s health statistics officials said of the case that it was “probably the first case in India of such a disease”.
Dr Ravi Dossi, Head of Thoracic Diseases at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences in Indore, told the media, “The man who was suspected of having M. Aspergillus) in the sinuses, lungs, and blood.
He added that the patient recovered from Covid-19, but then “started to suffer from nosebleeds and a high temperature. He also became very weak due to weight loss.”
What is green mushroom?
Green fungus is a fungal infection, also known as “aspergillosis”. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the disease is caused by the fungus Aspergillus, a common mold that lives indoors and outdoors.
There are different types of aspergillosis, some types are mild, but some are very serious.
How does someone get green fungus?
People can become infected with green fungus by inhaling microscopic Aspergillus spores from the environment. Most people breathe aspergillus spores every day without getting sick; However, people with weakened immune systems or lung disease are more likely to develop health problems from aspergillosis.
Are green mushrooms contagious?
No. Green mushrooms cannot spread from the lungs between people or between humans and animals.
Types of green mushrooms
- Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA): It occurs when aspergillosis causes inflammation in the lungs and allergic symptoms such as coughing and wheezing, but it does not cause infection.
- Allergic Aspergillus sinusitis: Occurs when Aspergillus causes sinusitis and sinusitis symptoms (runny, stuffy, headache), but does not cause infection.
- Azole-Resistant Aspergillus fumigatus: It occurs when a species of Aspergillus fumigatus becomes resistant to some of the drugs used to treat it. Patients with treatment-resistant infections may not improve.
- Aspergilloma: It occurs when an aspergillus ball grows in the lungs or sinuses, but it does not usually spread to other parts of the body. Aspergillus is also called “fungus ball”.
- Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis occurs when an infection with aspergillosis causes cavities in the lungs, and it can be a long-term condition (3 months or longer). One or more fungal balls (aspergillus) may also be present in the lungs.
- Invasive aspergillosis occurs when aspergillosis causes a serious infection, and usually affects people with weakened immune systems, such as people who have had an organ or stem cell transplant. Invasive aspergillosis most commonly affects the lungs, but it may also spread to other parts of the body.
- Cutaneous (skin) aspergillosis occurs when aspergillosis enters the body through an incision in the skin (eg, after surgery or a burn wound) and causes an infection, usually in people with weakened immune systems. Cutaneous aspergillosis can also occur if invasive aspergillosis spreads to the skin from elsewhere in the body, such as the lungs.