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Mucormycosis

Infection in humans and animals caused by any fungus in the order Mucorales (e.g., Absidia, Mucor, Rhizopus etc.) There are many clinical types associated with infection of the central nervous system, lung, gastrointestinal tract, skin, orbit and paranasal sinuses. In humans, it usually occurs as an opportunistic infection in patients with a chronic debilitating disease, particularly uncontrolled diabetes, or who are receiving immunosuppressive agents. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Also Known As:
Mucormycoses
Networked: 724 relevant articles (41 outcomes, 26 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Infection
2. Aspergillosis
3. Neoplasms (Cancer)
4. Zygomycosis (Phycomycosis)
5. Pneumonia (Pneumonitis)

Experts

1. Kontoyiannis, Dimitrios P: 26 articles (01/2015 - 06/2009)
2. Ibrahim, Ashraf S: 22 articles (05/2015 - 06/2004)
3. Spellberg, Brad: 18 articles (08/2012 - 06/2004)
4. Walsh, Thomas J: 13 articles (12/2014 - 06/2009)
5. Lortholary, Olivier: 11 articles (10/2015 - 02/2006)
6. Edwards, John E: 11 articles (05/2015 - 06/2004)
7. Lewis, Russell E: 9 articles (11/2014 - 01/2010)
8. Fu, Yue: 8 articles (04/2011 - 06/2004)
9. Gebremariam, Teclegiorgis: 7 articles (05/2015 - 04/2008)
10. Skiada, Anna: 6 articles (12/2014 - 03/2006)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Mucormycosis:
1. liposomal amphotericin BFDA Link
2. posaconazoleFDA Link
3. Amphotericin B (Amphotericin)FDA LinkGeneric
4. deferasiroxFDA Link
5. IronIBA
6. isavuconazoleIBA
7. caspofungin (Cancidas)FDA Link
8. Antifungal AgentsIBA
9. Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor (G-CSF)IBA
10. Tacrolimus (Prograf)FDA LinkGeneric

Therapies and Procedures

1. Debridement
2. Salvage Therapy
3. Bone Marrow Transplantation (Transplantation, Bone Marrow)
4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
5. Homologous Transplantation (Allograft)