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Clin Infect Dis. 1997 Apr;24(4):580-3.

Primary cutaneous zygomycosis due to Saksenaea vasiformis and Apophysomyces elegans.

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Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Abstract

We report three cases of primary cutaneous zygomycosis due to either Saksenaea vasiformis (two patients) or Apophysomyces elegans (one patient). Extensive surgical debridement helped two patients recover from their infections. The underlying disease in the one patient who died was diabetes mellitus. We reviewed the literature on primary cutaneous zygomycosis and found that S. vasiformis and A. elegans were the etiologic agents in 16 and 13 earlier cases, respectively.

PMID:
9145731
DOI:
10.1093/clind/24.4.580
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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