A case of white fungus has come to light where it severely damaged a woman’s body, causing holes in the intestines- large and small intestine. This is the first such case in the world reported at a Delhi hospital where the fungus caused multiple perforations throughout the intestine.
The 49-year-old woman was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on May 13 with unbearable abdominal pain, vomiting, and constipation, as per the doctors. The doctors treating her underwent a CT scan which revealed perforations in the lower end of the food pipe. A team of surgeons then conducted an emergency surgery and clsed the perforations in her intestines to stop the fluid leakage. The woman was a cancer patient and underwent chemotherapy some time ago.
Dr Anil Arora, Chairman of the Institute of Liver, hospital said, “White fungus (Candida) causing multifocal perforations in the food pipe, small bowel and large bowel in COVID-19 infection has not been reported in the literature to the best of our knowledge.” According to Dr Aurora, “The cases of black fungus causing holes in the intestine due to excessive use of steroids were reported recently.” The national capital witnessed 613 new cases of black fungus in the last 24 hours.