Sinoorbital mucormycosis due to Apophysomyces elegans in immunocompetent individuals--an increasing trend.

@article{Rao2006SinoorbitalMD,
  title={Sinoorbital mucormycosis due to Apophysomyces elegans in immunocompetent individuals--an increasing trend.},
  author={Sridhara Suryanarayan Rao and Naresh Kumar Panda and Gilbert Pragache and Arunaloke Chakrabarti and Karuppiah Saravanan},
  journal={American journal of otolaryngology},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={
          366-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Mucormycosis is a fatal infection of the immunocompromised individuals. Apophysomyces elegans is an unusual pathogen causing mucormycosis. It is unusual to affect the healthy individuals. We report 5 such cases of infection caused by A elegans in immunocompetent individuals. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case review conducted at a tertiary referral center. METHODS From 1999 to 2004, 5 cases of mucormycosis caused by A elegans were managed in otherwise healthy patients. All of them… CONTINUE READING
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