Mucormycosis under the microscope with GMS stain

Mucormycosis clinical picture:

  • Acute Rhinocerebral Zygomycosis
    Symptoms of patients suffering from this disease are  fever, headache, accompanied by discharge of blood from the nose, pain and swelling in the face with black skin wounds (Black necrotic) around the nose. The spread of infection in the eye often causes a double vision (diplopia) and conjungtivitis. This fungus tends to invade blood vessels and nerves. This can lead to infarction of the area attacked (brain etc.). The spread to the brain can cause neurological disorders, numbers 3,5,7.
  • Pulmonary Zygomycosis
    The disease is often diagnosed with pulmonary Aspergillosis. Patient has a fever and when X-rayed, the picture looks like bronchopneumonia with cavity formation that resembles a fungal ball (Aspergilloma).
  • Cutaneous Zygomycosis
    Infection can be either systemic or local. Fungi enter through punctured skin  or burns. Location of the entry of this fungus can be anywhere, in the head, chest, back, but more commonly in the leg.
  • Gastrointestinal infections
    Symptoms of diarrhea, bloody stools can even vomit blood. This fungus attacks the stomach, colon and liver.
  • Disseminated infection
    The symptoms are very varied depending on which organs are attacked. Ronchi symptoms, hepatosplenomegaly, fever, paralysis and even coma, skin lesions, and convulsions.