Cutaneous zygomycosis: necrotising fascitis due to Saksenaea vasiformis

Padmaja, I. J.; Ramani, T. V.; Kalyani, S.
January 2006
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jan2006, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p58
Academic Journal
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Saksenaea vasiformis is an emerging human pathogen, most often associated with cutaneous or subcutaneous lesions following trauma. This is the report of a case of subcutaneous zygomycosis from which Saksenaea vasiformis was isolated on culture. As the patient developed acute interstitial nephritis, amphotericin B could not be administered in full dose. Surgical debridement was carried out, but the patient deteriorated gradually and died. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of Zygomycosis due to Saksenaea vasiformis from Visakhapatnam.


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