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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

Print version ISSN 0864-2176On-line version ISSN 1561-3070

Abstract

ARAGONES CRUZ, Belmary; STOLIK PEREZ, Pamy; CANDELARIA PEREZ, Eneida  and  VEITIA ROVIROSA, Sucell. Ocular mucormycosis. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2007, vol.20, n.2. ISSN 0864-2176.

Mucormycosis is an infection caused by mucoral mushrooms; this illness is not very frequent and its occurence relates to the patient's immune state. It is very important to suspect about its existence whenever there is black eschar and to diagnose it early.  Prognosis is conservative. Survival rates have increased from 6 to 73 % and they are linked with lesion extension at the time of diagnosis and the immunosuppresive condition of the patient.

Keywords : Ocular mucormycosis.

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