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What is Mucormycosis?

What is Mucormycosis?

  • Mucormycosis: An infectious disease caused by fungus from the order Mucorales which is normally found in the soil and in decaying plant matter. Transmission is usually through the inhalation of spores. It is generally harmless to healthy individuals but can cause infection in patients who are immunocompromised or who have a serious chronic illness such as uncontrolled diabetes. Symptoms and severity can vary considerable depending on the part of the body the infection occurs in - gastrointestinal tract, skin, lungs, central nervous system, eye orbit and the paranasal sinuses.
  • Mucormycosis: Infection in humans and animals caused by any fungus in the order Mucorales (e.g., Absidia, Mucor, Rhizopus etc.) There are many clinical types associated with infection of the central nervous system, lung, gastrointestinal tract, skin, orbit and paranasal sinuses. In humans, it usually occurs as an opportunistic infection in patients with a chronic debilitating disease, particularly uncontrolled diabetes, or who are receiving immunosuppressive agents. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
    Source - Diseases Database

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Mucormycosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Mucormycosis: Introduction

Types of Mucormycosis:

Broader types of Mucormycosis:

How serious is Mucormycosis?

Prognosis of Mucormycosis: Generally the mortality rate is quite high even with treatment.
Complications of Mucormycosis: see complications of Mucormycosis

What causes Mucormycosis?

Causes of Mucormycosis: see causes of Mucormycosis

What are the symptoms of Mucormycosis?

Symptoms of Mucormycosis: see symptoms of Mucormycosis

Complications of Mucormycosis: see complications of Mucormycosis

Can anyone else get Mucormycosis?

More information: see contagiousness of Mucormycosis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Mucormycosis

Mucormycosis: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mucormycosis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Mucormycosis: see treatments for Mucormycosis
Research for Mucormycosis: see research for Mucormycosis

Name of Mucormycosis

Main name of condition: Mucormycosis


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