Rhinocerebral zygomycosis: an increasingly frequent challenge: update and favorable outcomes in two cases.

@article{Islam2007RhinocerebralZA,
  title={Rhinocerebral zygomycosis: an increasingly frequent challenge: update and favorable outcomes in two cases.},
  author={Mohammed Nadim Islam and D. M. Cohen and Leslie J Celestina and Junu Ojha and Reinaldo Claudio and Indraneel B Bhattacharyya},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={2007},
  volume={104 5},
  pages={e28-34}
}
Zygomycosis or mucormycosis is an increasingly frequent life-threatening infection caused by opportunistic fungal organisms of the class Zygomycetes. The pathognomonic feature is the presence of invasive aseptate mycelia that are larger than other filamentous fungi with the hyphae exhibiting right angle and haphazard branching. Usually classified as rhinocerebral, disseminated, and cutaneous types, this classification serves as important predictor of pathogenesis and outcome. These occur mostly… CONTINUE READING

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