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Zygomycotic necrotizing fasciitis caused by Apophysomyces elegans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8501244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A case of necrotizing fasciitis of the anterior abdominal wall caused by the zygomycete Apophysomyces elegans in a healthy male following inguinal herniorrhaphy is reported. The portal of entry of the fungus into the incised skin and subcutaneous tissues was probably through either contaminated surgical sutures or postoperative surgical dressings. Broad, aseptate fungal hyphae were seen in the necrosed tissues with an associated necrotizing vasculitis. Extensive tissue debridements and a low dose of amphotericin B were not successful in controlling the rapid invasion of the tissues by the fungus.
Authors:
V Lakshmi; T S Rani; S Sharma; V S Mohan; C Sundaram; R R Rao; G Satyanarayana
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0095-1137     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1993 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-29     Completed Date:  1993-06-29     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1368-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Microbiology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Fasciitis / diagnosis,  etiology*
Hernia, Inguinal / surgery
Humans
Male
Mucormycosis / diagnosis,  etiology*
Necrosis
Surgical Wound Infection / etiology
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