Mucormycosis and Entomophthoromycosis

  • Alan M. Sugar


Mucormycosis is an uncommon fungal infection that requires rapid diagnosis in order to minimize morbidity and mortality. The fungi of the order Mucorales are responsible for causing this infection. The more commonly isolated representatives include Rhizopus, Rhizomucor, and Mucor. Absidia, Cunninghamella, and Apophysomyces are also being increasingly recovered from clinical specimens. Details of the class of fungi that cause human illness can be found below and in the references to Figure 1.


Blood Vessel Invasion Aggressive Surgical Debridement Cutaneous Mucormycosis Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis Pulmonary Mucormycosis 
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