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Disease definition

A rare mycosis caused by ubiquitous, opportunistic fungi of the order Mucorales, characterized by tissue infarction and necrosis due to invasion of the vasculature by hyphae. The spectrum of clinical manifestations depends on the route of infection and includes rhinocerebral, pulmonary, cutaneous, gastrointestinal, renal, and disseminated forms. The disease is usually rapidly progressive and associated with high mortality.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Mucormycosis
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: B46.0  B46.1  B46.2  B46.3  B46.4  B46.5  B46.8  B46.9
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0026718  C0043541
  • MeSH: D009091  D020096
  • GARD: 10224
  • MedDRA: 10028098  10061418
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