Is Mucormycosis treatable?01 Jun, 2021 | 09:04
Yes, if detected early, it can be treated effectively with the anti-fungal drugs. In severe cases, however, to save the life of a patient, doctors may have to choose a more aggressive mode of treatment, including surgical removal of the part affected. It may require a multi-disciplinary approach involving specialists from internal medicine, microbiology, ophthalmology, ENT, neurology, pulmonology, dentistry, and reconstructive surgery to treat mucormycosis effectively depending on extent and severity of infection.
Besides, it is important to monitor and manage a patient’s blood sugar level and discontinue immunosuppressants. It is important to strictly follow the prescribed treatment for the prescribed duration to rule out the possibility of reoccurrence of the infection.
Dr Arun Sharma, Director, NIIRNCD-ICMR and Community Medicine Expert