The following factors increase your chance of developing mucormycosis:
Having a weakened immune system caused by:
- Recently receiving an organ transplant
- Long-term steroid use
- Treatment with deferoxamine (an antidote to iron poisoning)
- Metabolic acidosis (too much acid in the blood)
- Having a sinus infection
- Having pneumonia
- Having mucormycosis of the gastrointestinal tract, skin, and kidneys
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