WHAT IS BLACK FUNGUS (MUCORMYCOSIS)?
Mucormycosis, also known as zygomycosis is a type of fungal infection caused by a group of molds known as mucormycetes. It is a rare infection but is a serious one and usually infect those who have compromised immune system either because of any ongoing infection or by medicines that lower the immunity.
The molds live throughout the environment and enter the human body by inhalation while breathing. It can also affect the skin through open wounds. There are five types of mucormycosis seen depending on the organ affected in the human body like Rhinocerebral (affecting sinus and brain), Pulmonary (affecting lungs), Gastrointestinal (affecting gut), Cutaneous (affecting skin), and Disseminated (affecting another body part through blood from the primary site) mucormycosis.