mucormycosis

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mucormycosis

[¦myü·kȯr‚mī′kō·səs]
(medicine)
An acute, usually fulminating fungus infection of humans caused by several genera of Mucorales, including Absidia, Rhizopus, and Mucor.
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High-resolution chest CT scan is the most sensitive method of determining the extent of pulmonary mucormycosis.
Pulmonary mucormycosis is a rare infection which when severe can invade tissue planes, pleura and vessels resulting in complications such as acute myelitis with spinal cord and vertebral body infarction.
In a literature review of pulmonary mucormycosis cases, Andrews et al recorded a mortality rate of 11% for patients who received combined medical and surgical therapy vs.
Pulmonary mucormycosis presenting with recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy.
Pulmonary mucormycosis is one of fatal opportunistic fungal infection often happened in the immunocompromised host, such as patients with diabetes mellitus, hematological malignancy, or cancer undergoing induction chemotherapy.
Surgical resection of invaded lobe and antifungal agent are required for the pulmonary mucormycosis accompanied with massive hemoptysis.
Isolated pulmonary mucormycosis without evidence of dissemination is quite uncommon (2).