Document Detail

Zygomycotic necrotizing fasciitis caused by Apophysomyces elegans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8501244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
V Lakshmi; T S Rani; S Sharma; V S Mohan; C Sundaram; R R Rao; G Satyanarayana
Related Documents :
4048664 - Lymphomatoid granulomatosis with ocular involvement.
8629974 - Nodular fasciitis and related pseudosarcomatous lesions of soft tissues.
24826794 - Hb fontainebleau (hba2: c.64g > c) in the united arab emirates.
22375184 - A rare case of a signet ring cell carcinoma of the colon mimicking a juvenile polyp.
14621024 - Surgical treatment of primary pulmonary artery tumor: two cases of malignant fibrous hi...
15452904 - Cytological diagnosis of cystic brain tumors: a retrospective study of 88 cases.
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    
Department of Microbiology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Fasciitis / diagnosis,  etiology*
Hernia, Inguinal / surgery
Mucormycosis / diagnosis,  etiology*
Surgical Wound Infection / etiology

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Direct polymerase chain reaction for detection of human immunodeficiency virus in blood spot residue...
Next Document:  Two-site comparison of broth microdilution and semisolid agar dilution methods for susceptibility te...