• Roshan J Lewis Unity Point Health Des Moines, Iowa
Keywords: Mucor, Mucormycosis, Black fungus, Covid, Post-Covid


Mucormycosis is sometimes called Zygomycosis. It is a rare but serious fungal infection caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes. These fungi are ubiquitous in the environment, inhabiting soil especially decaying organic matter, such as leaves, compost piles, or rotten wood. They are more common in soil than in air, and in summer and fall than in winter or spring.

Author Biography

Roshan J Lewis, Unity Point Health Des Moines, Iowa

M D, Infectious Diseases, Consultant

How to Cite
Lewis, R. (2021). Mucormycosis. Kerala Medical Journal, 14(1), 7-10. Retrieved from
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