Mucormycosis (Zygomycosis) Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 06, 2021
  • Author: Avnish Sandhu, DO; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What are the risk factors for mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What is the pathophysiology of mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What is the prevalence of mucormycosis (zygomycosis) in the United States and globally??

How is mucormycosis involved in some cases of COVID-19?

What is the prognosis of mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

Presentation

What are forms of mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What are the signs and symptoms of rhinocerebral mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What are the signs and symptoms of pulmonary mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What are the signs and symptoms of cutaneous mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What are the signs and symptoms of GI mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

Which organ systems may be involved in disseminated mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What are the signs and symptoms of central nervous system mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Mucormycosis (Zygomycosis)?

Workup

Which tests are performed in the workup of mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of rhinocerebral mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of pulmonary mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of GI mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of central nervous system mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

Treatment

How is mucormycosis (zygomycosis) treated?

What is the role of antifungal therapy in the treatment of mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What is the role of amphotericin B in the treatment of mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What is the role of isavuconazole (Cresemba) in the treatment of mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What is the role of posaconazole in the treatment of mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

Which azoles are ineffective for the treatment of mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What is the role of combination therapy in the treatment of mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

Which adjunctive therapies are used in the treatment of mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

Which medications in the drug class Antifungal agents, Azole derivatives are used in the treatment of Mucormycosis (Zygomycosis)?

Which medications in the drug class Antifungal agents, Polyene are used in the treatment of Mucormycosis (Zygomycosis)?