Mucormycosis epidemiology and demographics
Epidemiology and Demographics
- Mucormycosis has limited national data available in the United States .
- The data available is population-based, varies according to the geographic region and is reported over a time period.
- The prevalence is 36000 per 100,000 patients for diabetics.
- The prevalence of mucormycosis for individuals for no underlying condition is 19000 per 100,000 individuals.
- The prevalence of mucormycosis for patients with malignancy is 17000 per 100,000 patients.
- The prevalence rate of mucormycosis infection was generally 4200 per 100,000 patients of hematologic malignancies in a study conducted in Iran.
- A population-based surveillance study in San Francisco, California, from 1992 to 1993 revealed that the annual incidence of mucormycosis was 1.7 cases per 100,000 individuals (roughly 500 cases per year).
- A more recent study in a more general population in Spain found a lower incidence 0.43 cases per 100,000 individuals.
- Extremes of age predispose an individual to mucormycosis infection.
- There is no racial predilection for mucormycosis.
- There is no gender predilection for mucormycosis.
- Mucormycosis is frequently a life-threatening infection. A review of published mucormycosis cases found an overall all-cause mortality rate of 54000 per 100,000 indiviudals.
- The overall case fatality rate for patients with diabetes is 44000 100,000 patients.
- The overall case fatality rate for individuals with no underlying condition is 35000 per 100,000 individuals.
- The overall case fatality rate for patients with malignancy like acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome is 66000 per 100,000 patients.
- Data suggests that there is a seasonal variation among patients acquiring mucormycosis infection with a peak during the Autumn season.
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