MANAGEMENT OF MUCORMYCOSIS IN AYURVEDA: AN EVIDENCE BASED REVIEW
Mucormycosis represents a group of life-threatening infections caused by fungi of the order Mucorales of the subphylum Mucoromycotina (formerly known as the class Zygomycetes). Mucormycosis highly invasive and relentlessly progressive, resulting in higher rates of morbidity and mortality than many other infections Mucormycosis is a severe emerging invasive fungal infection that occurs as a consequence of environmental exposure. Those infections are becoming increasingly common yet survival remains very poor. It is a rare disease but increasingly recognized in immune-compromised patients. Out of which 39% in the sinonasal form. In spite of aggressive treatment once detected or diagnosed overall increased mortality rate is reported. The treatment cost is also very high and needs a long course of treatment. Ayurveda has got cost-effective, potent, and broad-spectrum Anti-fungal agents. In this article, preventive guidelines and treatment protocol for mucormycosis are discussed based on the evidence-based data collected from experiential data, experimental and clinical research findings.
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