Rare infection associated with immunocompromised individuals, or those who have experienced severe, traumatic injury.
Rhinocerebral form: infection of the sinuses and brain; symptoms include hfever, headache, swollen and protruding eyes, sinus pain and congestion.
Pulmonary form: Pneumonia that can spread heart and brain; symptoms include dyspnea, coughing that may include bloody sputum, fever.
Disseminated form: gastrointestinal tract: abdominal pain, vomitting blood kidneys: pain in the side, fecer; skin: rash.
- Scientific name: Mucor species and Rhizopus species
- Growth form: mold
- Type of mycosis: opportunistic
- Disease:Mucormycosis (zygomycosis)