Environmental, it lives in decaying vegetable matter and soon to be decaying patients.Desferoximine is a risk factor in dialysis patients.
Invasive disease, both local (esp lung) and disseminated in the profoundly immunoincompetent.
- Skin disease, especially in burn patients.
- Invasive pneumonia: especially in patients with hematologic malignancies and on steroids.
- Rhinocerebral: in diabetic ketoacidosis and patients with hematologic malignancies and on steroids. It invades along the muscle of the eyes into the brain. Look for a fixed eye and/or unilateral proptosis. A real emergency if found.