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What is Mucormycosis?

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• Contact and see your health care provider immediately if you are concerned about cuts, scrapes, or other skin injuries.

• Disinfect cuts and scrapes after contact with soil and decaying wood and remove items that are lodged under your skin, such as dirt or splinters.

• Wear protective clothing, such as gloves, pants and long-sleeved shirts if you are handling decaying wood.

Treatment for mucormycosis includes oral and intravenous antifungal medication. However, you may require surgery to remove skin infections.

References:

CDC - Diagnosis & Testing of Mucormycosis - Mucormycosis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved January 5, 2012, from http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/mucormycosis/outbreaks.html

CDC - Home - Mucormycosis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved January 5, 2012, from http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/mucormycosis

Mucormycosis - PubMed Health. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved January 5, 2012, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001672

Mucormycosis: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health. Retrieved January 5, 2012, from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000649.htm

Mucormycosis: The Basics. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved January 5, 2012, from www.cdc.gov/fungal/pdf/mucormycosis-basics.pdf

Reviewed January 5, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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