What is Mucormycosis?

01 Jun, 2021 | 09:02

Mucormycosis or black fungus infection is caused by a group of moulds known as mucormycetes, which are present in the air, water and moist surfaces around us, in damp places. It appears as black spots in the nasal cavity, mouth, throat. In a healthy person, the body’s immunity does not allow it cause infection. However, in an immunocompromised person this can cause severe infection. 

Dr Arun Sharma, Director, NIIRNCD-ICMR and Community Medicine Expert

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