|| Shailja Tiwale
Study of the Department of Medical Education
Mumbai: The Department of Medical Education has conducted an analytical study of 242 deaths of mucomycosis patients and found that the number of deaths of patients with high risk of diabetes and coronary treatment requiring antibiotics and oxygen is high. According to the state’s total statistics, 13 per cent of patients with mucorrhoea have died, while 16 per cent of patients with mucorrhoea admitted to government medical colleges have died.
As on August 23, 18,057 patients were tested for mucormycosis in 18 government medical colleges in the state. Of these, 2,876 patients have been admitted for treatment. Of these, 75 per cent – 2,159 patients were cured, while 16 per cent – 476 patients died. An analytical study of 242 of these patients has been conducted. Of the patients admitted to government colleges for treatment, 76 per cent have undergone surgery to remove black fungus.
Across the state, 10,088 patients were infected with mucomycosis, of which 13 per cent (1,325) died. The highest number of patients and deaths were reported in Nagpur, Pune, Aurangabad and Mumbai.
According to a study by the Department of Medical Education, about 63 per cent of the dead are over 50 years of age, with 68 per cent being men. About 93 percent of the deaths were from coronary heart disease. It found that 78% of the patients were mainly diabetics. Patients who died of mucorrhoea were admitted to the hospital for an average of nine days for treatment of corona. About 75 per cent of the patients were given antibiotics and 81 per cent were given oxygen. 39% of these patients were on artificial respiration. Although the number of patients with mucomycosis has been declining in the last few days, 1,741 patients are currently being treated in hospitals.
Medications need to be used appropriately
“If the coronavirus causes a sudden increase in the level of diabetes in the patient’s body, the risk of myocardial infarction is higher. But with this in mind, careful attention is now being paid to controlling diabetes in patients. As a result, the number of patients with mucomycosis is greatly reduced. But now, in order to avoid a recurrence of the potential third wave of corona, antibiotics and other drugs need to be used judiciously and appropriately, “said Dr. Expressed by Ashesh Bhoomkar.
Which organs are affected?
Of the 219 patients who died of myocardial infarction, the Department of Medical Education also studied which organs were most affected, with sinusitis being the most common cause in 98% of deaths. This was followed by eye contact in 65% of patients, mouth in 32% and lung in 11%.