Symptoms of rhinocerebral mucormycosis include:
- Eye swelling and protrusion (proptosis)
- Dark nasal eschar (scabbing)
- Redness of skin overlying sinuses
- Sinus pain or congestion
Symptoms of lung (pulmonary) mucormycosis include:
- Coughing blood (occasionally)
- Shortness of breath
Symptoms of gastrointestinal mucormycosis include:
- Abdominal pain
- Vomiting blood
Symptoms of kidney (renal) mucormycosis include:
- Flank (side) pain
Symptoms of skin (cutaneous) mucormycosis include a single, painful, hardened area of skin that may have a blackened center.
Signs and tests
Mucormycosis should be suspected if symptoms appear in individuals with weakened immune systems, such as organ transplant recipients. Symptoms of rhinocerebral mucormycosis are most likely to occur among immunosuppressed people.
Depending on where the symptoms are,
A tissue specimen must be taken and analyzed in order to make a definitive diagnosis of mucormycosis.