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Mucormycosis: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Mucormycosis is available below.

Symptoms of Mucormycosis

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Mucormycosis: Complications

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Causes of Mucormycosis

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Prognosis for Mucormycosis

Prognosis for Mucormycosis: Generally the mortality rate is quite high even with treatment.

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Clinical Trials for Mucormycosis

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Definitions of 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

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More information about Mucormycosis

  1. Mucormycosis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Complications
  7. Prognosis

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