Saturday, April 7, 2012

Q: Give 7 risk factors for development of Zygomycosis 1?

Answer: Zygomycosis or Mucormycosis 1 is a fungal infection which is found mostly in diabetic patients. It is found to be associated with some interesting risks factors

1. Acidosis
2. Renal insufficiency
3. Diarrhea
4. Aspirin intake
5. Glucocorticoids intake
6. Deferoxamine intake
7. Splenectomy

1. Zygomycosis is the broadest term to refer to infections caused by bread mold fungi and includes mucormycosis, phycomycosis and basidiobolomycosis. "Mucormycosis" and "zygomycosis" are used interchangeably.

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