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Mucormycosis: “There’s a Fungus Among Us!”

  • Tatiana Thema
  • Sorabh KhandelwalEmail author
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Abstract

Mucormycosis is a rare but devastating fungal infection with a high mortality rate. It is caused by fungal pathogens, most commonly Rhizopus species. Early in the course of infection, this can be an almost impossible diagnosis. When the presence of necrotic tissues and systemic sign of infection become manifest, especially in an immunocompromised patient, mucormycosis must be considered.

Keywords

Mucormycosis Zygomycosis Sinusitis Diabetes Immunosuppression 

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The authors of this chapter report no significant disclosures.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineWexner Medical Center at The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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