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Mucormycosis – Five More Questions To Ask Your Doctor

 
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4. What complications can I expect during the time I am inflicted with mucormycosis?
The condition has the potential to run the patient into complications such as creating blockages in lung vessels and blindness. At times there is also loss of neurological functions. It is for these reasons (prognosis and complications) that persons with immune disorders should contact health professionals as soon as they run fever, sinus pain, eye swelling and other symptoms.

5. What is the prognosis for mucormycosis patients?

The prognosis for mucormycosis is rather depressing with mortality rates anywhere between 25 to 80 percent depending upon organs affected. Death rates are high even where aggressive surgical procedures have been undertaken. The mortality rate is staggering at 90 percent in cases of disseminated mucormycosis and 100 percent for AIDS patients.
Stopping the spread of mucormycosis is possible through frequent wound dressing, and avoiding the use of equipments used in dressing for other patients. People can also be educated about the disease, its underlying causes and this is especially important for mucormycosis survivors. Patients under treatment with acute neutropenia should be kept in rooms with High Efficiency Particulate Air filters.

ALL INFORMATION GIVEN IN THIS ADVOCACY SHEET IS TO BE CHECKED WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE IMPLEMENTING THEM OR TAKING THEM AS STANDARD OR VERIFIED.

Mamta Singh is a published author of the books Migraines for the Informed Woman (Publisher: Rupa & Co.) and the upcoming Rev Up Your Life! (Publisher: Hay House India). She is also a seasoned business, creative and academic writer. She is a certified fitness instructor, personal trainer & sports nutritionist through IFA, Florida USA. Mamta is an NCFE-certified Holistic Health Therapist SAC Dip U.K. She is the lead writer and holds Expert Author status in many well-received health, fitness and nutrition sites. She runs her own popular blogs on migraines in women and holistic health. Mamta holds a double Master's Degree in Commerce and Business. She is a registered practitioner with the UN recognised Art of Living Foundation.

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