Mucormycosis

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

Abstract

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

Published
2021-03-26
How to Cite
Lewis, R. (2021). Mucormycosis. IMA Kerala Medical Journal, 14(1), 7-10. Retrieved from https://www.keralamedicaljournal.com/index.php/KMJ/article/view/603
Section
Review Article