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2014-02-27 08:29:07

-- If isavuconazole is approved for invasive mucormycosis, QIDP status provides a five-year extension of market exclusivity -- NORTHBROOK, Ill., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo: 4503), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designated isavuconazole as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) for the treatment of invasive mucormycosis (also known as...

Flesh Eating Fungus Killed 5 After 2011 Joplin Tornado
2012-12-16 07:46:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Following the massive tornado that devastated Joplin, Missouri, in 2011, a fast growing, flesh eating fungus killed five people according to two new studies. The studies were based on genomic sequencing by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Both studies tracked 13 people infected by the pathogen during the Class EF-5 Tornado. This is the most powerful...

2010-05-18 13:35:37

Mucormycosis is a life-threatening infection most commonly caused by a species of fungus known as Rhizopus oryzae. It occurs predominantly in individuals with diabetes, in particular those with the potentially life-threatening complication known as diabetic ketoacidosis. A team of researchers, led by Ashraf Ibrahim, at the University of California Los Angeles, has now generated data in mice that provide an explanation as to why patients with DKA are highly susceptible to mucormyosis. The data...

2008-09-03 03:00:00

By Chew, H H Abuzeid, A; Singh, D; Tai, C C ABSTRACT We report an unusual case of cutaneous mucormycosis in a 17-year-old man who had no risk factors for fungal infection. The aggressive nature of cutaneous mucormycosis is illustrated. A high index of suspicion is crucial for identifying and preventing progression of this disease, which can lead to limb amputation, even death. Extra vigilance should be given to those who are immunocompromised, including those receiving short courses of...


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