|Hyperbaric Zygomycotic Infections|
Credits: 1.00 Post-Assessment Questions: 4
Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 28 Sep 2021
Last Reviewed: 28 Sep 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 60 Minutes
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Invasive zygomycosis, or mucormycosis, are a group of infections caused by fungi in the order Mucorales. The most common species that cause infection are the Rhizopus species from the Mucoraceae family. The disease is aggressive and commonly fatal despite appropriate treatment. Infection with mucormycosis is extremely rare in healthy individuals; infections occur almost exclusively in immunocompromised patients. It has an especially high predilection in diabetics who are in ketoacidosis, as the acidic environment contributes to fungal growth. This activity reviews the presentation of zygomycosis and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in the management of patients with this condition.
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Authors: Rachel Quandahl, Abdul Jan
Editors: Jeffrey Cooper
Editors-In-Chief: Jeffrey CooperHeather Murphy-LavoieStephen Hendriksen
Chief Medical Reviewer: Jeffrey Cooper
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn
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