Zygomycosis history and symptoms
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Zygomycosis frequently involves the sinuses, brain, or lungs as the sites of infection. Whilst orbitorhinocerebral Zygomycosis is the most common type of the disease, this infection can also manifest in the gastrointestinal tract, skin, and in other organ systems.
Symptoms of rhinocerebral zygomycosis include:
- Eye swelling and protrusion (proptosis)
- Dark nasal eschar (scabbing)
- Redness of skin overlying sinuses
- Sinus pain or congestion
Symptoms of lung (pulmonary) zygomycosis include:
Symptoms of gastrointestinal zygomycosis include:
Symptoms of kidney (renal) zygomycosis include:
- Flank (side) pain
Symptoms of skin (cutaneous) zygomycosis include a single, painful, hardened area of skin that may have a blackened center.
Less Common Symptoms
Rarely, maxilla may be affected by Zygomycosis. The lack of case reports regarding maxillofacial Zygomycosis lies in the rich vascularity of the maxillofacial areas preventing fungal infections, although this can be overcome by more prevalent fungi, bacteria or viruses such as those responsible for Zygomycosis.
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