Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Effect of Zinc Supplementation on Biochemical Markers Serum Concentration of Urea, Uric Acid, Creatinine, Alp, Ast, Alt, Albumin, Total Protein and Zn in the Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Mucormycosis; Clinical Manifestation, Diagnosis and Management

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Effect of Zinc Supplementation on Biochemical Markers Serum Concentration of Urea, Uric Acid, Creatinine, Alp, Ast, Alt, Albumin, Total Protein and Zn in the Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Mucormycosis; Clinical Manifestation, Diagnosis and Management

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MUCORMYCOSIS; CLINICAL MANIFESTATION, DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT

Background: Mucormycosis is an aggressive fungal disease that involves the paranasal sinuses, orbit, central nervous system and other organs. This infection usually occurs sec- ondary to immune suppression, diabetic ketoacidosis, and prolonged use of antibiotics, steroids, and cytotoxic drugs. Management of the condition consists of treatment of the underlying disease and surgical debridement combined with intravenous antifungal agents.

Methods: In a retrospective study we evaluated nine cases of mucormycosis in several tertiary care hospitals in Tehran, Iran during several years. Clinical manifestations, diagnosis including laboratory and radiologic study, management in- cluding surgical and medical interventions were evaluated.

Results: In this study there were six cases of rhinocerebral mucormycosis, one case of pulmonary mucormycosis, one case of pelvic mucormycosis and one case of isolated cerebral mucormycosis. …

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