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DOD - Mucormycosis

Disease of the Day - Mucormycocis

What are the ways mucormycosis is contracted? - infected hospital sheets - infected tongue depressors - contaminated food - in soil and dying plants
What is mucormycosis? Mucormycosis is a fungal infection of the sinuses, brain, or lungs that occurs in some people with a weakened immune system.
True or False, Mucormycosis is contagious. False
What are the two types of Mucormycosis infections? Pulmonary Infection, Cutaneous Infection
What parts of the human body does a Pulmonary Mucormycosis Infection infest? lungs, sinuses, ears, eyes, face, and CNS
What are the symptoms of a Pulmonary Mucormycosis infection? fever, headache, sinus pain, cough
What are the symptoms of a Cutaneous Mucormycosis Infection? blisters or ulcers, infected tissue may turn black, fever, tenderness, pain, heat, excessive redness, swelling around wound
How is Mucormyosis treated? 1. Antifungal medication 2. Surgical removal of infected tissue 3. Control of underlying immune compromising condition
What Antifungal medication is give for individuals infected with Mucormyosis? Amphotercin B
What kind of factors contribute to the likelihood of contracted the disease? weakened immune system, uncontrolled diabetes, cancer, organ transplants, neutropenia (low white blood cells), skin trauma
What is the reservoir of Mucormysosis? soil & decomposing organic matter
True or False, Mucormyosis is communicable. False
True or False, Individuals with Mucormysosis do not need to be isolated. True
Are there any vaccines for Mucormysosis? No
Created by: iAshee



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