Mucormycosis: New Developments into a Persistently Devastating Infection.

  title={Mucormycosis: New Developments into a Persistently Devastating Infection.},
  author={François Danion and Claire Aguilar and Emilie Catherinot and Alexandre Alanio and Susan DeWolf and Olivier Lortholary and Fanny Lanternier},
  journal={Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={36 5},
Mucormycosis is a rare, though increasingly prevalent, life-threatening fungal disease caused by Mucorales. The incidence has increased over the last decade and its mortality remains high at around 50%. Mucormycosis occurs mostly in patients with diabetes mellitus and/or in the context of immunosuppression resulting from chemotherapy for hematological malignancy, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, or solid-organ transplantation. In this situation, lung and rhino-orbito-cerebral infections… CONTINUE READING
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