Among the isolates Aspergillus species formed 67% and the remaining 33% was found by Geotrichum, Scedosporium, and Apophysomyces
Invasive cutaneous infection caused by Apophysomyces
elegans associated with a spider bite.
Whole genome sequence typing to investigate the Apophysomyces
outbreak following a tornado in Joplin, Missouri.
Other less frequent aetiological agents include Absidia corymbifera, Apophysomyces
elegans, Cunninghmlla bertholletiae, Rhizomucor pusilus and Saksenea vasiformis (9).
2 million SNPs were observed among the control isolates of Apophysomyces
trapeziformis infections associated with a tornado in Joplin, Missouri, USA (5).
In 1 fatal case, the invasive zygomycete Apophysomyces
elegans was isolated.
Rhizopus, together with Mucor, Rhizomucor, Absidia, Apophysomyces
The Joplin cases were caused by the fungus Apophysomyces
trapeziformis, which is commonly found in soils, decaying vegetation, and water containing organic matter such as leaves and soil.
Rhino-Orbitocerebral Mucormycosis Caused by apophysomyces
Laboratory analysis for all 13 patients yielded the Mu-cormycete Apophysomyces
CDC received 48 clinical specimens, including 32 fungal isolates and 16 tissue blocks collected from wounds for microscopic evaluation, immunohistochemical staining, and DNA sequencing; specimens from all 13 patients yielded the Mucormycete Apophysomyces
Other fungi occasionally isolated include Mycocladus (Absidia) corymbifera, Rhizomucor pusillus, Apophysomyces
elegans, Saksenaea vasiformis, Mucor species, and Cunninghamella bertholletiae.