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Rhizopus Picture and Information
Microscopic view of Rhizopus fungi taken by dr. Michelle Medalla during
her mold analysis.
is a cosmopolitan filamentous fungus frequently isolated from soil,
decaying fruit and vegetables, animal feces, and old bread. Aside from
being known as common contaminants, Rhizopus species are also
occasional causes of serious, and often fatal, infections in humans.
Certain species are plant pathogens as well.
species are among the fungi causing the group of infections referred to as
Zygomycosis is now the preferred term over mucormycosis for this angio –
invasive disease. Rhizopus arrhizus is the most common cause of
zygomycosis and is followed by Rhizopus microsporus var.
Zygomycosis infection includes mucocutaneous, rhinocerebral,
genitourinary, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, and disseminated infections.
The most frequent predisposing factors for zygomycosis include diabetic
ketoacidosis and immunosuppression due to various reasons, such as organ
transplantation and other factors such as desferoxamine treatment, renal
failure, extensive burns, trauma, and intravenous drug use which may also
predispose to development of zygomycosis. Heatstroke has been described
as a risk factor for disseminated zygomycosis as well. Contaminated
adhesive tapes and wooden tongue depressors have been reported to lead to
nosocomial outbreaks of zygomycosis. Vascular invasion that causes
necrosis of the infected tissue, and perineural invasion are the most
frustrating features of these infections. Zygomycosis is frequently
considered as fatal infection.
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[ Cladosporium ] [ Epicoccum
] [ Exserohilum ] [ Fusarium
] [ Geotrichum ] [ Mucor
] [ Paecilomyces ] [
[ Pithomyces ] [ Rhizomucor
] [ Rhizopus ] [ Stachybotrys
] [ Syncephalastrum ] [
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