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Mucormycosis

S. D. Mathebula
African Vision and Eye Health | South African Optometrist: Vol 67, No 1 | a179 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/aveh.v67i1.179 | © 2008 S. D. Mathebula | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 December 2008 | Published: 17 December 2008

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S. D. Mathebula, BOptom(UNIN) MOptom(UNIN), South Africa

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Abstract

The zygomycoses are infections caused by fungi of the class zygomycetes, comprised of the orders Mucorales and Entomophthorales. Fungi ofthis order are causes of mucormycosis, an acute opportunistic infection occurring mostly in immunocompromised individuals, particularly in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis. The purpose of this paper is to present an academic perspective on the
pathophysiology, presentation and management of mucormycosis. Possible management strategies are provided.

Keywords

amphotericin; diabetes ketoacidosis; mucormycosis; phycomycosis; zygomycosis

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