Zygomycosis is basically a broader term that is used for referring to infections that are caused because of bread mold fungi of the zygomycota phylum. It happens to people who are exposed to this fungi. The common symptoms here would include swelling and infection in the eye. Along with this one can also experience acute infection in the skin areas to.
HOW IS ZYGOMYCOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same is done by doing a skin or culture test of the area to check for this relevant fungi.
HOW IS ZYGOMYCOSIS TREATED?
Zygomycosis require quick and prompt and intensive anti-fungal drugs for treatment. They are quite helpful in controlling the infection. In case the infection has already spread out too much then one has to undergo surgery for removal of the same.
DID YOU KNOW?
Zygomycosis has been found in the survivors of 2004 Indian ocean earthquake and tsunami survivors of 2011.