Apophysomyces elegans as an agent of zygomycosis in a patient following trauma

K. E. Huffnagle, P. M. Southern, L. T. Byrd, R. M. Gander

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Abstract

Apophysomyces elegans was isolated from the subcutaneous tissue, muscle and bone of a patient who had fallen from a height of 55 feet. Broad, sparsely septate hyphae were present in the tissue. Surgical debridement of wounds and amphotericin B treatment were not sufficient in controlling rapid tissue necrosis. Ultimately, amputation of the two affected limbs was necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Mycology
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

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  • Infectious Diseases

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