Global, which is receiving a steady stream of patients from Jalgaon, Dhule, Buldhana and other cities of Vidarbha, studied the medical records of patients starting from their hospitalisation in their native places to draw the conclusion. By interviewing the patients about their Covid admission dates and the date of onset of mucormycosis symptoms, the Global doctors found many had started suffering from numbness, loosening of teeth or excruciating pain in the oral region or under the eyes while they were being treated for Covid in those hospitals. Yet, in most cases, the diagnosis happened weeks after they were discharged. The time taken to diagnose the fungal infection stretched from weeks to a month.
May 21, 2021, 04:42PM ISTSource: TOI.in