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White fungus

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  • May 22, 2021
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White fungus

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -II – Health; Sci & Tech 

In news

  • Rising cases of ‘white fungus’ or ‘candidiasis’ have been detected recently in India.

Important value additions 

  • This infection can be caused due to low immunity or if people come in contact with things that contain these moulds like water, etc.
  • Patients of white fungus show Covid-like symptoms but test negative. 
  • The infection can be diagnosed through CT-Scan or X-ray.
  • It is a fungal infection caused by a type of fungus called Candida.
  • White fungus can affect not just the lungs but also other parts of the body including nails, skin, stomach, kidney, brain, private parts and mouth.
  • However, it is regarded as just a normal fungal infection.

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