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Mayo Clinic Reports Emerging Fungal Infection in Southwest That Mimics Cancer

PHOENIX — March 29, 2012.  An emerging fungal infection of the gastrointestinal tract that mimics cancer and inflammatory bowel disease appears to be emerging in the Southwestern United States and other desert regions, according to Mayo Clinic researchers in Arizona investigating the disease. The invasive fungus, Basidiobolus ranarum, is typically [...]

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Fungal Infection In Southwest Mimics Cancer

Desert soil may harbor a potentially invasive fungus. The fungal infection of the gastrointestinal tract which mimics cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, appears to be emerging in the Southwestern United States and other desert regions.  Mayo Clinic researchers in Arizona are investigating the disease.  The invasive fungus, Basidiobolus ranarum, is typically found in the soil, decaying organic matter and the gastrointestinal [...]

Created by Susana Shephard