Mucormycosis physical examination

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Syed Hassan A. Kazmi BSc, MD [2]

Overview

Patients with mucormycosis usually appear lethargic, weak and debilitated owing to its development in immune compromised patients. Physical examination of patients with mucormycosis is usually remarkable for skin necrosis with a black eschar, fever, chills, myalgias, sore throat, non-productive cough, abdominal pain.

Physical Examination

General appearance of the patient

  • Patients with mucormycosis usually appear weak and debilitated owing to its development in immune compromised individuals and patients with metabolic disorders.

Vital Signs

Skin

Nasal and palatal findings

Ocular findings

Neurologic findings

Pulmonary

GIT

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