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Is mucormycosis curable?

Is mucormycosis curable?

Mucormycosis: In most cases, the prognosis of mucormycosis is poor and has varied mortality rates depending on its form and severity. Iv anti-fungal medicines, such as amphotericn b, and aggressive surgery should be done immediately to remove all dead and infected tissue. Surgery may involve removal of the palate, parts of the nose, or parts of the eye. The less extensive, the more chance of survival. ...Read more

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Mucormycosis (Definition)

Mucormycosis is a serious, invasive fungal infection in immunocompromised patients... Diabetes, hiv, post chemotherapy patients, etc. It needs immediate treatment.(powerful antifungals and even surgery can be needed on an emergency basis) see an ENT doc ...Read more


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Will mucormycosis kill me?

Will mucormycosis kill me?

Very risky: Mucormycosis is a fungal infection that commonly affects immunocoromised individuals. It has an extremely high death rate even when treated properly. The risk ranges between 25% and 85% depending on body part involved and underlying health. ...Read more

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What is rhinocerebral mucormycosis?

What is rhinocerebral mucormycosis?

Fungus infection: This is a life- threatening fungal disease that begins in sinuses destroying bone and flesh and spreads into brain. Treatment is agressive surgical to remove all the infected tissue. This occurs usually in patients with decreased immune systems i.e., diabetes, chronic steroid use, hiv. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent mucormycosis?

What are the best ways to prevent mucormycosis?

Your immunity: "mucor" is an invasive fungus that affects people with severe underlying illness like very poorly controlled diabetes, or immune suppression for transplants, and autoimmune diseases. Some malignancies (leukemias) can render your immune system ineffective. If you don't have these conditions or similarly severe illness, you'd be hard pressed to get mucormycosis even if you tried. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of mucormycosis bad?

There can be none: "mucor" is actually several different fungi, and infection is almost restricted to people with impaired immunity, e.g. Immunosuppressive drugs, after transplants (bone marrow, or solid organ) or poorly controlled diabetes. When symptoms occur they reflect the organ involved, e.g. The lung, and coughing up blood is common as the bug invades blood vessels. Facial pain can suggest infected sinuses. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for mucormycosis?

What do you recommend for mucormycosis?

Surgery, anti-fungal: Treatment of mucormycosis involves a combination of anti-fungal therapy and surgical removal of involved tissues. It is also important to eliminate predisposing factors for infection, such as high blood sugar or drugs that suppress the immune system. Amphotericin b is the name of the anti-fungal medication that is most often used to treat mucormycosis. Treatment can sometimes last for months. ...Read more

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Does mucormycosis usually cause many symptoms?

Mucormycosis: Rhinoorbitocerebral mucromycosis (most common type) usually presents as acute sinusitis with fever, nasal congestion, purulent nasal discharge, sinus pain, and headache. Spread to adjacent structures, such as the palate, orbit, and brain, usually progresses quickly. Other signs and symptoms include facial swelling, nasal ulceration, decreased vision, and ophthalmoplegia (eye movement problem). ...Read more

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Will mucormycosis stop me from going on my vacation?

Serious disease: Mucormycosis is a serious infection of the sinuses that can spread to the brain. It occurs in people who have a weakened immune system. Usual treatment includes surgery to remove the involved infected areas. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mucormycosis?

What is the definition or description of: mucormycosis?

Mucormycosis: Mucormycosis is a serious, invasive fungal infection in immunocompromised patients... Diabetes, hiv, post chemotherapy patients, etc. It needs immediate treatment.(powerful antifungals and even surgery can be needed on an emergency basis) see an ENT doc for an immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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I've developed mucormycosis. What should I be watching out for in the future?

Treatment: Mucormycosis is a fungal infection that typically attacks folks with compromised immune systems. If not treated aggressively, outcomes can be very bad. Treatment can include surgical debridement and systemic anti-fungal medications. You need to be faithful to complete whatever treatment to reduce your risk of a bad outcome. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for mucormycosis to begin to show symptoms in a person?

This moves quickly.: This can be an extremely fast moving condition especially in diabetics. This should be treated emergently. ...Read more

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My sister says she has mucormycosis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has mucormycosis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Not contageous: Mucormycosis is a fungal infection that occurs in persons with seriously compromised immune systems. I hope that your sister is under the care of competent, experienced physicians. She will benefit also from loving support from her family. Good luck to her. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of mucormycosis?

What's the best treatment to get rid of mucormycosis?

Emergency: Mucormycosis is an invasive fungus which will only take hold in very sick people, advanced diabetes or the immunosupressed. If you suspect this problem, you need immediate evaluation and big time treatment. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Is it possible for mucormycosis to be an infection caused by dentist?

Is it possible for mucormycosis to be an infection caused by dentist?

Very unlikely: Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection usually caused by exposure to the spores. I have not seen a case in the thirty years of practicing. It is more common in immune suppressive or weaken conditions, like during other illnesses. It is usually in sinuses, brain, or lung. Not likely from a dental source. ...Read more

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ACUTE FUNGAL SINUSITIS MUCORMYCOSIS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS TYPE 2. What is the treatment for the above Diagnosis?

Mucormycosis: Usually surgery combined with a complex combination of antifungal medications depending upon the organism and its sensitivities. This may be one of several mold fungi (Mucor, Absidia, Rhizopus, and others). Very severe condition with outcomes difficult to predict. Best wishes and hopes. ...Read more

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My grandmother is taking antibiotics because of her mucormycosis which causes her to stop eating for varius weeks.What foods can help from vomiting?

My grandmother is taking antibiotics because of her mucormycosis which causes her to stop eating for varius weeks.What foods can help from vomiting?

Medicine: Medicine called zofran, (ondansetron) that can be prescribed by her doctor can decrease nausea and stop vomiting. The foods that i would avoid would be anything heavy, greasy and spicy. Generally, broth, gel-o, non acidic juice are tolerated better. ...Read more

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I'm afraid of mucormycosis. I haven't eaten or slept in 3 days. I breathed in mold from my saxophone and had asthma attacks a day later. I have asthma?

I'm afraid of mucormycosis. I haven't eaten or slept in 3 days. I breathed in mold from my saxophone and had asthma attacks a day later. I have asthma?

Over by now: If you are allergic to the mold implicated, then exposure to it can induce asthma. However I don't expect the effect to linger for more than a day or two for most people. If your saxophone is contaminated, you must get it cleaned out with Clorox and be sure to check it out before each use. ...Read more