|Mucormycosis is a form of infection caused by a group of molds (fungi) such as Mucor, Rhizopus, Absidia, and Apophysomyces. Mucormycosis is also known as Zygomycosis. Mucormycosis is an increasingly common and life threatening infection among immuncompromised patients such as HIV patients, patients on immunosuppressive drugs for bone marrow or organ transplants, patients with certain cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma, or severe malnutrition.|
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