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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Apophysomyces elegans, is the infrequent causative agent of zygomycosis, capable of causing cutaneous and subcutaneous infections, and have been isolated from soil in India.
In 1 fatal case, the invasive zygomycete Apophysomyces elegans was isolated.
Necrotizing fasciitis caused by Apophysomyces elegans complicating soft-tissue and pelvic injuries in a tsunami survivor from Thailand.
Rhino-Orbitocerebral Mucormycosis Caused by apophysomyces elegans.
Other fungi occasionally isolated include Mycocladus (Absidia) corymbifera, Rhizomucor pusillus, Apophysomyces elegans, Saksenaea vasiformis, Mucor species, and Cunninghamella bertholletiae.
Apophysomyces elegans an emerging zygomycete in India.
Satyanarayana Zygomycotic Necrotizing Fasciitis Caused by Apophysomyces elegans.
In our study we had 3 cases of necrotizing fasciitis of which invasive aspergillus was isolated in 2 cases which were successfully managed and one case in which Apophysomyces elegan was isolated this patient succumbed to the infection after developing internal carotid artery embolism (Fig.
To the Editor: The fungus Apophysomyces elegans (order Mucorales) is a thermotolerant species that causes severe infections among humans.
Simple method of inducing sporulation by Apophysomyces elegans and Saksenaea vasiformis.
Apophysomyces elegans was isolated in four cases, Saksenaea vasiformis in one and Absidia corymbifera in one.
vasiformis or Apophysomyces elegans should be suspected when a nonsporulating zygomycete is isolated from an infected lesion.