Disease Information for Mucormycosis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Face Pain
Eschar
Local necrotic tissue/burn/ulceration
Skin Ulcer with Eschar
Eschar/palate
Nasal discharge
Nasal purulent discharge
Nose blocked/stuffy
Runny nose/rhinorrhea
Malaise
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute on subacute
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Subacute
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Contaminated dust/airbourne spread
Established Disease Population
Patient/Bone marrow transplant recipient
Patient/Diabetes mellitus
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Branched Hyphae in tissue
Microlab/Broad Aseptate Hyphae (Zygomycete)
Microlab/Absidia fungi isolation
Microlab/Mucor fungi isolation
Microlab/Mucorales fungi isolation
Microlab/Rhizopus fungi isolation
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Galactomannan, Serum (lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
PATH/PAS positive glycoprotein/tissue specimen
PATH/Silver stain abnormal
X-RAY
Xray/Chest abnormal
Xray/Cavitation/Cavitary lung lesion/Chest
Xray/Chest/Lung fields/Abnormal
Xray/Multiple cavitary lesions of lungs/Chest
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Cavernous sinus thrombosis
Pneumonia, abscessing staphylococcal
Associated Disease & Complications
Cutaneous fungal infection
Fungal pulmonary infection
Fungal Sinusitis
Mucormycosis
Necrotizing infections
Necrotizing pneumonia/Lung infection
Orbital apex syndrome
Periorbital cellulitis
Pneumonia, unresolved/Chronic
Pneumonia/Bronchopneumonia
Disease Synergy - Causes
Synergy/High iron stores
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Fungus (category)
AGENT/High iron stores/encourage growth
AGENT/Mold
AGENT/Saprophytic organism (ex)
Class
CLASS/Maxillary sinus involvement/disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Necrotizing lung infection
Process
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Mucormycoses, mucormycosis, Mucormycosis (disorder), Mucormycosis unspecified, Mucormycosis unspecified (disorder), Synonym/Phycomycosis
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Amphotericin B (Fungizone)
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Biopsy
Definition

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)

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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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