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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 285--287

Fatal cellulitis caused by Apophysomyces elegans

AJ Kindo1, NR Shams1, K Kumar2, S Kannan3, S Vidya2, AR Kumar3, J Kalyani1 
1 Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai - 600 116, India
2 Department of Infectious Disease, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai - 600 116, India
3 Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai - 600 116, India

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A J Kindo
Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai - 600 116
India

A case of cellulitis of the left lateral side of the face caused by the zygomycete Apophysomyces elegans in a healthy male following a road traffic accident is reported. The contaminated soil was the source of fungus. Broad aseptate fungal hyphae were seen in the necrosed tissues. Extensive tissue debridement and treatment with amphotericin B were not successful in controlling the rapid invasion of the tissues by the fungus. Patient developed angioinvasion, severe cellulitis and finally succumbed to the infection three weeks after admission.

How to cite this article:
Kindo A J, Shams N R, Kumar K, Kannan S, Vidya S, Kumar A R, Kalyani J. Fatal cellulitis caused by Apophysomyces elegans .Indian J Med Microbiol 2007;25:285-287

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Kindo A J, Shams N R, Kumar K, Kannan S, Vidya S, Kumar A R, Kalyani J. Fatal cellulitis caused by Apophysomyces elegans . Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Oct 1 ];25:285-287
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