J Pure Appl Microbiol | Review Article | Volume 13, Issue 1 | Article Number: 5470
Ramalingam Suganya1*, Narasimhan Malathi2, Vinithra Karthikeyan3 and Vyshnavi Devi Janagaraj4
1Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education & Research, Porur, Chennai – 600 116, India.
2Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education & Research, Porur, Chennai – 600 116, India.
3Vimala Dental Clinic, Tirumangalam, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu, India.
4Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital, MAHER University, Chennai – 600 078, India.
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Received: 18/01/2018| Accepted: 25/02/2019 | Published: 19/03/2019
Mucormycosis is an angio invasive infection that occurs due to the fungi mucorales. It is a rare disease but increasingly recognized in immunocompromised patients. It can be categorized into rhino-orbito-cerebral, cutaneous, disseminated, gastrointestinal, and pulmonary types. Overall increased mortality rate is reported, even though the aggressive treatment is given. The main aim and purpose of this review related to overview and Etiopathogenesis of Mucormycosis, fatality of rhinocerebral Mucormycosis, recent advances in diagnostic and treatment methods.
Diabetes mellitus (DM), Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis, Fungal invasion.
Citation: Ramalingam Suganya, Narasimhan Malathi, Vinithra Karthikeyan and Vyshnavi Devi Janagaraj, Mucormycosis : A Brief Review, J Pure Appl Microbiol., 2019; 13(1):161-165 doi: 10.22207/JPAM.13.1.16
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