Apophysomyces


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Apophysomyces

(ap'ō-fiz'ō-mī'sēz),
A genus of fungi in the family Mucoraceae; a cause of mucormycosis.

Ap·o·phy·so·my·ces

(ap-ō-fiz-ō-mī'sēz)
A genus of fungi in the family Mucoraceae; a cause of zygomycosis, including necrotizing fasciitis and osteomyelitis. Infections occur after fungal spores are implanted in traumatic wounds.
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Among the isolates Aspergillus species formed 67% and the remaining 33% was found by Geotrichum, Scedosporium, and Apophysomyces species equally.
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 elegans.
Laboratory analysis for all 13 patients yielded the Mu-cormycete Apophysomyces trapeziformis.
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 trapeziformis.
Other fungi occasionally isolated include Mycocladus (Absidia) corymbifera, Rhizomucor pusillus, Apophysomyces elegans, Saksenaea vasiformis, Mucor species, and Cunninghamella bertholletiae.