The doctor said Kunwar Singh, a lawyer from Sanjay Nagar in the city, had approached him recently with Covid conditions.
A 49-year-old woman was admitted to the SGRH on May 13 with complaints of severe abdominal pain, vomiting and constipation.
18 states have reported 5,424 cases of mucormycosis, a life-threatening infection, prevalent among COVID-19 patients and those who recovered from the viral disease.
Though it was said to be the ‘first reported case’ in the state during the ongoing second wave of coronavirus pandemic, a senior doctor said white fungus is quite common and curable.
The man was operated on May 17 after his headache and eye pain did not subside, and a test on Friday detected the white fungus infection in his nose.
They claimed that fungal infections have been reported among many immunocompromised patients, especially those who have recovered from Covid after staying in ICUs.
“All of the factors that are being cited as reasons for rise in mucormycosis existed before March-April too, but why suddenly this infection is being reported now in Covid patients?" asks an expert.
The white fungus damages the skin of the patients and on being neglected, poses threat to the lives of patients.