Genetic identification and detection of human pathogenic Rhizopus species, a major mucormycosis agent, by multiplex PCR based on internal transcribed spacer region of rRNA gene.

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BACKGROUND Mucormycosis is an invasive opportunistic infection caused by fungi belonging to the order Mucorales. Due to the lack of laboratory tests, the diagnosis of mucormycosis is notoriously difficult. Added with its rapid progression as well as the debilitated state of the patients who contract the disease, mortality is extremely high. OBJECTIVE The… (More)

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@article{Nagao2005GeneticIA, title={Genetic identification and detection of human pathogenic Rhizopus species, a major mucormycosis agent, by multiplex PCR based on internal transcribed spacer region of rRNA gene.}, author={Keisuke Nagao and Takayuki Ota and Akiko Tanikawa and Yujiro Takae and Tetsuya Mori and Shun-ichi Udagawa and Takeji Nishikawa}, journal={Journal of dermatological science}, year={2005}, volume={39 1}, pages={23-31} }