Mucormycosis is caused by fungi of the class Zygomycetes and order Mucorales [73]. The most common species causing sinonasal infection are Rhizopus arrhizus and Rhizopus oryzae. In sections stained with PAS or Gomori methanamine silver the fungi are seen as non-septate hyphae measuring 10- to 20-p.m wide, usually branching at right angles. Infection is usually opportunistic and causes rapidly progressive disease in poorly controlled diabetics and immunocompromised patients. The fungus has a tendency to invade blood vessels causing thrombosis; the affected tissues may exhibit coagu-lative necrosis and haemorrhage.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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