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Mucormycosis: A Review on Environmental Fungal Spores and Seasonal Variation of Human Disease

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Mucormycosis is on the rise especially among patients with immunosuppressive conditions. There seems to be more cases seen at the end of summer and towards early autumn. Several studies have attempted to look at the seasonal variations of fungal pathogens in variou indoor and outdoor settings. Only two reports, both from the Middle East, have addressed the relationship of mucormycosis in human disease with climate conditions. In this paper we review, the relationship of indoor and outdoor fungal particulates to the weather conditions and the reported seasonal variation of human cases.

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R. I. El-Herte, T. A. Baban and S. S. Kanj, "Mucormycosis: A Review on Environmental Fungal Spores and Seasonal Variation of Human Disease," Advances in Infectious Diseases, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 76-81. doi: 10.4236/aid.2012.23012.

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