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Indian J Med Microbiol. 2007 Jul;25(3):291-3.

Multiple discharging sinuses: an unusual presentation caused by Absidia corymbifera.

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Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai - 600 116, India.


A case of zygomycosis presenting with non-healing multiple discharging sinuses in a diabetic patient is reported here. The debrided tissue on histopathological examination revealed dense infiltration with aseptate fungal hyphae. Potassium hydroxide mount showed hyaline aseptate hyphae suggestive of zygomycosis. On culture, Absidia corymbifera was isolated. The patient responded to surgical debridement and therapy with amphotericin B followed by itraconazole.

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