Mucormycosis - A challenging diagnosis

Kumari S, Singh OK, Hossain N, Sachin S, Prasad A and Singh A

Published on: 2021-05-18


Mucormycosis diagnosis is challenging, as it is associated with high mortality, especially in hematological patients. Early distinction from invasive aspergillosis is of utmost importance, as antifungal treatment may differ Mucormycosis are life-threatening fungal infections mostly occurring in hematology, solid organ transplant, or diabetic patients, it may also affect immunocompetent patients following a trauma or burn. Nosocomial or community outbreaks have been described. Mucormycosis is characterized by host tissue infarction and necrosis resulting from vasculature invasion by hyphae starting with a specific interaction with endothelial cells.