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Mucormycosis Summary

Description: Infection in humans and animals caused by any fungus in the order Mucorales (e.g., Absidia, Mucor, Rhizopus etc.) There are many clinical types associated with infection of the central nervous system, lung, gastrointestinal tract, skin, orbit and paranasal sinuses. In humans, it usually occurs as an opportunistic infection in patients with a chronic debilitating disease, particularly uncontrolled diabetes, or who are receiving immunosuppressive agents. (From Dorland, 28th ed)

Also Known As: Mucormycoses

Networked: 724 relevant articles (41 outcomes, 26 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Mucormycosis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. liposomal amphotericin B : 13 outcomes 4 studies in 62 results : FDA 2
  2. posaconazole : 12 outcomes 2 studies in 45 results : FDA 2
  3. Amphotericin B (Amphotericin) : 9 outcomes 5 studies in 135 results : FDA 12 Generic
  4. deferasirox : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 12 results : FDA 1
  5. Iron : 5 outcomes 2 studies in 32 results : IBA
  6. isavuconazole : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 6 results : IBA
  7. caspofungin (Cancidas) : 2 outcomes in 12 results : FDA 1
  8. Antifungal Agents : 2 outcomes in 11 results : IBA
  9. Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  10. Tacrolimus (Prograf) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 7 Generic
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Diseases Related to Mucormycosis

  1. Infection
  2. Aspergillosis
  3. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  4. Zygomycosis (Phycomycosis)
  5. Pneumonia (Pneumonitis)
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Key Therapies for Mucormycosis

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  1. Debridement : 3 outcomes in 72 results
  2. Salvage Therapy : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 9 results
  3. Bone Marrow Transplantation (Transplantation, Bone Marrow) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 19 results
  4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 1 outcome 1 study in 50 results
  5. Homologous Transplantation (Allograft) : 1 outcome in 28 results
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