A case of Apophysomyces trapeziformis necrotizing soft tissue infection

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Abstract

Mucormycosis is a rare and devastating disease. Apophysomyces trapeziformis is an environmental mold that was recently implicated in several cases of cutaneous and soft tissue mucormycosis in victims of a tornado in Joplin, Missouri. Here, we report a case of Apophysomyces trapeziformis necrotizing soft tissue infection in a resident of Joplin 10 months after the disaster and without preceding trauma. Aspects of histological and microbiological diagnosis are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1240-e1242
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume17
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

Keywords

  • Apophysomyces trapeziformis
  • Infection
  • Mucormycosis
  • Necrotizing

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