A REVIEW ON: MUCORMYCOSIS
Author(s):
Jeevan R. Rajguru, Rutuja S. Desai, Snehal D. Jadhav , Dr. Sampat D. Navale
Keywords:
Mucormycosis, Zygomycosis, Mucor, Fungal infection.
Abstract
The diagnosis and treatment of mucormycosis are challenging. The incidence of the disease seems to be increasing. Mucormycosis is an angio invasive fungal infection, due to fungi of the order Mucorales. Its incidence cannot be measured exactly, since there are few population-based studies, but multiple studies have shown that it is increasing. The prevalence of mucormycosis in India is about 80 times the prevalence in developed countries, being approximately 0.14 cases per 1000 population. Diabetes mellitus is the main underlying disease globally, especially in low and middle-income countries. In developed countries the most common underlying diseases are hematological malignancies and transplantation. The main aim and purpose of this review related to overview and Etiopathogenesis of Mucormycosis, fatality of rhinocerebral Mucormycosis, recent advances in diagnostic and treatment methods.
Article Details
Unique Paper ID: 151554

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1

Page(s): 323 - 330
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