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J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Jun;49(6):2372-5. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02326-10. Epub 2011 Apr 20.

Chronic rhinofacial mucormycosis caused by Mucor irregularis (Rhizomucor variabilis) in India.

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  • 1Hi-Tech Health Care and Diagnostic Center, Pvt Ltd, Belgaum 590 002, India.

Abstract

In this article, we describe a chronic case of rhinofacial mucormycosis caused by Mucor irregularis, formerly known as Rhizomucor variabilis var. variabilis, a rare mycotic agent in humans. The infection caused progressive destruction of the nasal septum and soft and hard palate, leading to collapse of the nose bridge and an ulcerative gaping hole. The mucoralean mold cultured from a nasal biopsy specimen was determined by multilocus DNA sequence data to be conspecific with M. irregularis.

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