domingo, 5 de julio de 2015

Mucormycosis | Fungal Diseases | CDC

Mucormycosis | Fungal Diseases | CDC


Mucormycosis (also called zygomycosis) is a rare infection caused by organisms that belong to a group of fungi called Mucoromycotina in the order Mucorales. At one time these fungi were called Zygomycota, but this scientific name has recently been changed. These fungi are typically found in the soil and in association with decaying organic matter, such as leaves, compost piles, or rotten wood.
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Microscopy of Apophysomyces
Microscopy ofApophysomyces, one of the causative agents of mucormycosis.

Mucormycosis Topics

A green icon of a pencil and note pad.Definition
What is mucormycosis?…
A green icon of a stethoscope.Symptoms
Sinus & skin infections, lungs, clinical features…
A green icon with a magnifying glass and foot print.People at Risk & Prevention
Who gets it and how, handling debris, proper wound care…
A green icon of a petri dish.Sources of Infection
Inhalation of spores, contact with the skin…
A green icon of a microscope.Diagnosis & Testing
See your health care provider, sample tissue, clinical diagnosis…
A green icon representing prescription drugs.Treatment & Outcomes
Antifungal treatment, mortality rate…
A green icon of the caduceus.Outbreaks
What you need to know…
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Incidence, surveillance…


Mucormycosis following the Joplin, Missouri Tornado

CDC assisted the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) with an investigation into a number of reports of fungal skin infection in people who were injured by the tornado that struck Joplin in May 2011.

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