Hyderabad: The Health Department on Friday advised hospitals to keep a close watch and control the blood sugar levels of patients, who are undergoing treatment for mucormycosis.
The authorities, in guidelines released to hospitals, said that hospitals must monitor the Renal Function Test (RFT) and Serum Electrolytes levels for hypokalemia (when the blood levels have below normal potassium levels), among patients who are on Amphotericin-B.
Dose of lyophilised Amphotericin needs to be titrated against GFR/renal functions and Amphotericin-B (crystalline) should be preferred. Only if the patient has deranged RFTs/LFTs or the patient does not tolerate it, then lipid complex or liposomal Amphotericin-B should be used, the guidelines from Director of Public Health (DPH) Dr G Srinivasa Rao, said.
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