International Journal of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

International Journal of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A (2022)

Mucormycosis (The black fungus): A quick look

Author(s):

Abdullah Al Noman, Honufa Akter, Md Maruf Parves

Abstract:
Mucormycosis is a fungal infection which is caused by a growing number of mucorales in the body. It infects people through air, soil, food or open wound. Generally, infecting immunosuppressed persons and people with Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetic ketoacidosis, organ transplant patients, autoimmune disorders, burns, and trauma. It has high mortality rate as well which can be up to 51%. As it is seen in immunosuppressed people, the people having weak immunity or disease that weaken the immunity or having treatments that affect our body’s immunity are at risk of mucormycosis. Recently, mucormycosis is also found in COVID-19 patients. COVID-19 associated immune dysfunction and medication are a suspect for situation. This paper contain an overview to easily understand the diseases with recent and updated information.

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How to cite this article:
Abdullah Al Noman, Honufa Akter, Md Maruf Parves. Mucormycosis (The black fungus): A quick look. Int. J. Mol. Biol. Biochem. 2022;4(1):1-7.