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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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.
Other fungi occasionally isolated include Mycocladus (Absidia) corymbifera, Rhizomucor pusillus, Apophysomyces elegans, Saksenaea vasiformis, Mucor species, and Cunninghamella bertholletiae.
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.
Burn wound zygomycosis caused by Apophysomyces elegans.
Nosocomial zygomycotic post-surgical necrotizing fasciitis in a healthy adult caused by Apophysomyces elegans in south India.
Locally invasive cutaneous Apophysomyces elegans infection acquired from snapdragon patch test.
Invasive infection due to Apophysomyces elegans in immunocompetent hosts.
Apophysomyces elegans infection associated with cactus spine injury in an immunocompetent pediatric patient.
vasiformis or Apophysomyces elegans should be suspected when a nonsporulating zygomycete is isolated from an infected lesion.