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Zygomycosis (Phycomycosis) Summary

Description: Infection in humans and animals caused by fungi in the class Zygomycetes. It includes MUCORMYCOSIS and entomophthoramycosis. The latter is a tropical infection of subcutaneous tissue or paranasal sinuses caused by fungi in the order Entomophthorales. Phycomycosis, closely related to zygomycosis, describes infection with members of Phycomycetes, an obsolete classification.

Also Known As: Phycomycosis; Entomophthoramycoses; Phycomycoses; Zygomycoses; Entomophthoramycosis

Networked: 342 relevant articles (28 outcomes, 21 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Zygomycosis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. posaconazole : 10 outcomes 9 studies in 56 results : FDA 2
  2. liposomal amphotericin B : 10 outcomes 2 studies in 39 results : FDA 2
  3. Amphotericin B (Amphotericin) : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 46 results : FDA 12 Generic
  4. Itraconazole (Sporanox) : 3 outcomes in 8 results : FDA 6 Generic
  5. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 8 results : IBA
  6. Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  7. Paraffin : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  8. caspofungin (Cancidas) : 1 outcome in 7 results : FDA 1
  9. Ketoconazole (Nizoral) : 1 outcome in 4 results : FDA 20 Generic
  10. Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF) : 1 outcome in 3 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Zygomycosis

  1. Infection
  2. Aspergillosis
  3. Candidiasis (Moniliasis)
  4. Mucormycosis
  5. Cryptococcosis
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Key Therapies for Zygomycosis

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  1. Debridement : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 26 results
  2. Transplants (Transplant) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 40 results
  3. Salvage Therapy : 1 outcome 3 studies in 9 results
  4. Homologous Transplantation (Allograft) : 1 outcome in 5 results
  5. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients) : 38 results
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