After black fungus and white fungus, there is a new fungal infection reported, which is known as "yellow fungus." Patients suffering from yellow fungus are lethargy, have low appetite or no appetite at all and weight loss.
WHAT IS YELLOW FUNGUS?
Yellow fungus is a new fungal infection that is more dangerous than black fungus and white fungus.
Here is all you need to know about the Yellow Fungus infection:
SYMPTOMS OF YELLOW FUNGUS
Lethargy, weight loss, low appetite, or no appetite at all are said to be common symptoms of yellow fungus. Yellow fungus can lead to leakage of pus and slow healing of the open wound besides lethargy and appetite issue. It can also lead to organ failure and sunken eyes due to eventual necrosis.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF YELLOW FUNGUS?
Yellow fungus causes can range from high humidity to old food, as the primary cause is said to be bad hygiene. Make sure that no food is getting spoilt and is disposed off properly. There should not be any fecal matter and should be cleaned as soon as possible to keep bacteria and fungus from growing.
Humidity in a closed space such as house or office, should not be above the 30-40% range as high moisture environments promote the growth of fungus.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT OF YELLOW FUNGUS?
Amphotericin B injection, a broad spectrum antifungal medicine, is said to be only available treatment for yellow fungus.
The first yellow fungus has been reported from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. The patient affected by the yellow fungus is currently undergoing treatment at the hospital. According to sources, the fungus leads to serious malnutrition, organ failure and sunken eyes which start internally. Ghaziabad's ENT specialist Dr BP Tyagi said that while the white fungus targets the lungs and black fungus targets the brain, yellow fungus affects both the organs. Tyagi also said that no such fungus has been found in any human being before, although it has been seen in some types of animals.
According to the reports, a man has recently recovered from COVID-19 after 2 months. Currently, doctors are treating yellow fungus with Amphotericin B injection, which is a broad spectrum antifungal.