myco-, myc-, myceto-, mycet-, -myces, -mycetous, -mycetic, -mycetous, -mycosis +
(Greek: fungus, fungi; mushroom)
Don't confuse this myco- meaning "fungus, fungi" with another myco- meaning "mucus".
Zygomycosis is seen most often in patients who are already ill with diseases that cause wasting; such as, AIDS or poorly controlled diabetes.
If unchecked, the fungal infection can spread to the lungs and other organs, the blood, the eyes, and the brain. Treatment is two-fold: controlling the underlying condition, and attacking the infection with anti-fungal medications.