Zygomycosis

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Zygomycosis

Zygomycosis, also called mucormycosis, is a rare infection caused by a group of fungi called Mucoromycotina. These fungi are typically present in the soil and decaying organic matter such as leaves, compost piles, or rotten wood. Infection is more common among people who have weakened immune systems. People become infected by inhaling fungal spores, which can cause an infection to develop in the lungs, sinuses, eyes, and face. The fungus can also enter the skin through cuts, scrapes, or abrasions. Zygomycosis is not contagious and cannot be spread from person to person. Symptoms of Zygomycosis depend on where in the body the fungus is growing, but most commonly affects the sinuses or lungs. These symptoms can include fever, headache, and sinus pain. Lung infections from the fungus can cause fever and cough. When infected through the skin, symptoms can look like blisters or ulcers, and the infected tissue can turn black. Other symptoms include fever and tenderness, pain, heat, excessive redness, and swelling. If the infection is left untreated or not treated quickly, the fungus can spread to the rest of the body, and the infection is often fatal.

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The terms "Zygomycosis" returned 99 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Evaluation of zygomycosis cases by pooled analysis method reported from Turkey].
 

Author(s): Arzu Nazlı Zeka, Meltem Taşbakan, Hüsnü Pullukçu, Oğuz Reşat Sipahi, Tansu Yamazhan, Bilgin Arda

Journal: Mikrobiyol Bul. 2013 Oct;47(4):708-16.

 

Zygomycosis is a rapidly-progressive invasive fungal disease with high mortality rates. Mucor, Rhizopus, Rhizomucor and Absidia species classified in Mucorales order, are the main causative agents of zygomycosis. Uncontrolled diabetes, hematologic malignancies, long term corticosteroid ...

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2013

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Neonatal zygomycosis with gastric perforation.
 

Author(s): N B Mathur, Aashima Gupta

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2013 Jul;50(7):699-701.

 

Zygomycosis is a rare infection in neonates. The clinical presentation is non-specific and diagnosis most often is made at autopsy. Surgical debridement performed early improves survival. We report a case of neonatal zygomycosis with gastric perforation.

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2013

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Rhizomucor variabilis: a rare causative agent of primary cutaneous zygomycosis.
 

Author(s): A B Patil, K Chandramohan, M R Shivaprakash, S D Nadgir, S A Lakshminarayana

Journal: Indian J Med Microbiol. ;31(3):302-5.

 

Rhizomucor variabilis is a rare cause of human infections. We report a case of primary cutaneous zygomycosis in an immunocompetent host. Although microscopy reveals the fungal aetiology, the need for species identification is highlighted to better understand the species and establish ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2013

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The terms "Zygomycosis" returned 18 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rhinocerebral zygomycosis with pansinusitis in a 14-year-old girl with type 1 diabetes: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Annalisa di Coste, Francesco Costantino, Luigi Tarani, Vincenzo Savastano, Claudio Di Biasi, Laura Schiavi, Ilaria Ernesti, Taulant Melengu, Marzia Duse

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Zygomycosis is a rare life-threatening fungal infection affecting mostly patients with predisposing conditions such as diabetes mellitus, immunodeficiency, haemochromatosis or major trauma.

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2013

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Zygomycosis in children: disseminated infection caused by Cunninghamella bertholletiae.
 

Author(s): M José González-Abad, Mercedes Alonso Sanz

Journal: Arch. Bronconeumol.. 2013 Jan;49(1):35.

 

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2013

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Taxonomy of fungi causing mucormycosis and entomophthoramycosis (zygomycosis) and nomenclature of the disease: molecular mycologic perspectives.
 

Author(s): Kyung J Kwon-Chung

Journal: Clin. Infect. Dis.. 2012 Feb;54 Suppl 1():S8-S15.

 

Molecular phylogenetic analysis confirmed the phylum Zygomycota to be polyphyletic, and the taxa conventionally classified in Zygomycota are now distributed among the new phylum Glomeromycota and 4 subphyla incertae sedis (uncertain placement). Because the nomenclature of the disease ...

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2012

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Endoscopic Surgical Treatment of Rhino-Sinusal Mucormycosis
 

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Condition Summary: Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis

 

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2014

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