Zygomycosis

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Definition

Zygomycosis is a medical condition characterized by infection that is said to be caused by the fungi of the orders Mucorales and Entomophthorales.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through physical examination, blood tests, and undergoing imaging tests such as CT Scan.

Treatment

Treatment includes administration of anti-fungal medications and treatments for taking aggressive measures to control the symptoms as they manifests.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms includes fever, nasal congestion, visual disturbance, coughing, hemoptysis, pain in the chest, shortness of breathing, abdominal painyspepsia, vomiting, nausea, and lethargy.

Causes

It is said to be caused by certain diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hematologic malignancy, use of steroids, metabolic acidosism and prolonged neutropen.

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