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

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Allison Greco
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not necessarily

Mucromycosis is a fungal infection that typically affects the sinuses in people with compromised immune systems.
It does not commonly affect healthy people. Unless there is an immune-deficiency that runs in your family, you will not be more likely to develop this infection.

In brief: Not necessarily

Mucromycosis is a fungal infection that typically affects the sinuses in people with compromised immune systems.
It does not commonly affect healthy people. Unless there is an immune-deficiency that runs in your family, you will not be more likely to develop this infection.
Allison Greco
Allison Greco
Answer assisted by Allison Greco, Medical Student
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