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What is Mucormycosis,Causes & Treatment ?

Introduction

Mucormycosis is the fungal infection where the fungus is growing in the body.

If you have any symptoms that you think are related to Mucormycosis or any infection in body so go and concern your family doctor or MD physician.

Mucormycosis presents itself as either a respiratory or a skin infection specially seen in eyes .

Symptoms of Mucormycosis:-

At present the common symptoms that seen in This

  • fever
  • headache
  • cough
  • sinus pain
  • nasal congestion
  • Skin Infection
  • Eye Swelling
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Swelling on body
  • One-sided facial swelling
  • sinus congestion

Causes:-

The Mucormycosis is a fungal infection caused by a group of molds called Mucormycetes. These molMucormycosis ds live throughout the environment.

Diagnosis of Mucormycosis:-

The Mucormycosis is diagnose if a patient come with complain of sinus congestion,swelling,facial swelling.

Your doctor may collect a sample of phlegm or nasal discharge if you have a suspected sinus infection.

In the case of a skin infection, your doctor may also clean the wounded area in question, and it can be identified by  tissue sample in the lab.

Who can  get Mucormycosis ?
  • Long-term corticosteroid used
  • Injection drug use
  • Too much iron in the body (iron overload or hemochromatosis)
  • Skin injury due to surgery, burns, or wounds
  • Diabetes, especially with diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Cancer
  • Organ transplant
  • This type of patients has more chances to get this fungal infection.
Treatment of Mucormycosis:-

Doctors and scientists are still learning about which transplant patients are at highest risk and how to best prevent fungal infections or what type of Treatment is suitable for patient.

The first steps in treating Mucormycosis are receiving intravenous (IV) anti fungal medications and having surgical debridement is skin problems.

Surgical debridement involves cutting away all infected tissue if any present on body. Removing infected tissue has been shown to preventTrusted Source the infection from spreading further.

If you respond well to IV therapy and tissue removal, your doctor will likely remove your IV and give you oral medications to take it may be different according to patient condition.

Common anti-fungal medications that your doctor may prescribe for Mucormycosis include:

  • posaconazole (given through an IV or orally)
  • amphotericin B (given through an IV)
  • isavuconazole (given through an IV or orally)
  • Antifungal medication. If you are at high risk for developing Mucormycosis (for example, if you’ve had an organ transplant or a stem cell transplant), your healthcare provider may prescribe medication to prevent Mucormycosis and other mold infections. 

(This article is research By our team and the purpose is to spread awareness only not for treatment so take your doctors advice for any Treatment.)

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