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Zygomycosis : Amphotericin B Vs. Posaconazole

Definition

Zygomycosis is the broadest term to refer to an infection caused by fungi of the zygomycota phylum. Zygomycosis can refer to mucormycosis (after Mucorales), phycomycosis (after Phycomycetes) and basidiobolomycosis (after Basidiobolus), rare yet serious and potentially life-threatening fungal infections, usually affecting the face or oropharyngeal cavity. Zygomycosis is often caused by common fungi which can be found in soil and decaying vegetation. While most individuals are exposed to the fungi on a regular basis those with immune disorders are more prone to an infection. As such, it usually infects those who are immunocompromised.

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