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Systemic Zygomycosis

Medical Mycology

Systemic Mycoses Caused by Opportunistic Fungi

  1. David H. Ellis BSc (Hons) MSc PhD FASM FRCPA (Hon) Associate Professor

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0160

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Ellis, D. H. 2010. Systemic Zygomycosis. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Women's and Children's Hospital, Mycology Unit, North Adelaide, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Etiologic Agents of Medical Importance
  • 3
    Host Responses
  • 4
    Laboratory Diagnosis
  • 5
    Treatment (Management/Therapy)

Keywords:

  • Systemic zygomycosis;
  • etiologic agents of medical importance;
  • zygomycetes, class of relatively primitive, fast growing, terrestrial fungi;
  • Mortierellales, newly created order accommodating family, Mortierellaceae;
  • etiologic agents of medical importance;
  • sporangia, one- or multispored;
  • genus Rhizomucor, distinguished from Mucor by stolons and poorly developed rhizoids;
  • Rhinocerebral infection, disease associated with acute, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus or acidosis