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Risk Factors

A weakened immunes system increases your chance of mucormycosis. Conditions or treatments that weaken your immune system include:
  • Diabetes
  • AIDS
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Being the recipient of an organ transplant
  • Long-term steroid use
  • Treatment with deferoxamine (an antidote to iron poisoning)
  • Metabolic acidosis (too much acid in the blood)
Chronic sinus infection can also increase your risk of mucormycosis.
Sinus Cavity
Sinus Infection
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National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

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The Canadian Lung Association

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Mucormycosis. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. Available at: . Accessed May 20, 2013.

Mucormycosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: . Updated May 16, 2013. Accessed May 20, 2013.

Radha S, Tameem T, Fernandez DK, Satyanarayana G. Gastric zygomycosis (mucormycosis). The Internet J Pathol . 2007;5(2).


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