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Risk Factors for Mortality from Zygomycosis in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

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Infectious Diseases

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Description:

Zygomycosis is an opportunistic, often fatal, infection caused by fungi of order Mucorales, Class Zygomycetes (Mucor, Rhizopus, Absidia, Rhizomucor). Certain patients with hematologic malignancies are at higher risk for developing the infection. Of these, clinical risk factors are associated with increased mortality. The authors are from the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

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