Apophysomyces elegans causing acute otogenic cervicofacial zygomycosis involving salivary glands.

@article{Goyal2007ApophysomycesEC,
  title={Apophysomyces elegans causing acute otogenic cervicofacial zygomycosis involving salivary glands.},
  author={Amit Goyal and Isha Tyagi and Rajan Syal and Rungmei S. K. Marak and Jagdeep Singh},
  journal={Medical mycology},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={457-61}
}
Zygomycosis is an invasive, life threatening fungal infection that usually affects immunocompromised hosts. In the head and neck region, rhino-orbito-cerebral zygomycosis is more common than the cervicofacial variety. We report the first case of otogenic cervicofacial zygomycosis caused by Apophysomyces elegans involving the salivary glands, an uncommon site of infection. The case began after a trivial trauma in a diabetic patient and despite surgical debridement and liposomal amphotericin B… CONTINUE READING

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