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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77-80

Necrotizing fasciitis due to Apophysomyces elegans


Department of Microbiology, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Lakshmi P Vasantha
Department of Microbiology, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1282.144720

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Mucormycosis caused by Apophysomyces elegans is an emerging disease not only in immunocompromised hosts but also in the immunocompetent. Here, we report a case of invasive necrotizing fasciitis of left thigh due to Apophysomyces elegans in a diabetic. Below knee amputation of gangrenous right leg was done 20 days before this developed. Broad aseptate hyphae were observed in necrosed tissues. Surgical debridement was done and Amphotericin B was recommended. Isolate recovered in culture was identified as A. elegans based on induction of sporulation on water agar and other modified methods. Patient expired due to sepsis.


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