Successful treatment of extensive posttraumatic soft-tissue and renal infections due to Apophysomyces elegans.

@article{Okhuysen1994SuccessfulTO,
  title={Successful treatment of extensive posttraumatic soft-tissue and renal infections due to Apophysomyces elegans.},
  author={Pablo C Okhuysen and John H. Rex and Michel Kapusta and Caroline E. Fife},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1994},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={
          329-31
        }
}
We describe the clinical course and successful treatment of a previously healthy man who, after experiencing trauma, presented with severe cutaneous mucormycosis due to Apophysomyces elegans and subsequently developed secondary renal infection. A multidisciplinary approach employing aggressive surgical debridement and therapy with hyperbaric oxygen, liposomal amphotericin B, and interferon-gamma was successful in controlling his infection, obviating the need for nephrectomy. 
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