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What Mucor is.

A. Please explain to me what Mucor is and how a patient is likely to become infected with Mucor. Also describe the pathophysiologic progression of the infection into pneumonia and at least two medical/nursing interventions that would be helpful in treating the patient.

B. What medications and medical treatments are likely to be prescribed by the attending physician on this case? Please list at least three medications and three treatments. Provide rationale for each of the medications and treatments suggested.

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A. In general, Mucor, is actually a form of mold that is found in a variety of different areas that are usually warm and moist, the combination of warmth and moisture creates an environmental condition in which this form of fungal mold can grow quite rapidly. One of the most common places for this type of fungi to be found is on vegetation or fruit that has begun to decay, due to the fact that this rotting vegetative matter provides this form of fungi with moisture, and a source of food. These mold/fungi are also found on soil, especially when there are damp conditions, such as after rain in the spring and summer, as well as in tropical areas in which the temperature remains warm, ...