Saksenaea

Saksenaea

/Sak·se·naea/ (sak″sĕ-ne´ah) a genus of fungi of the order Mucorales, characterized by flask-shaped sporangia; S. vasifor´mis can cause severe opportunistic mucormycosis in debilitated or immunocompromised patients.
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Molecular diagnosis of Saksenaea vasiformis cutaneous infection after scorpion sting in an immunocompetent adolescent.
Cunninghamella, Syncephalastrum and Saksenaea are placed in the order of Mucorales, class of Zygomycetes1.
Simple method of inducing sporulation by Apophysomyces elegans and Saksenaea vasiformis.
Other fungi occasionally isolated include Mycocladus (Absidia) corymbifera, Rhizomucor pusillus, Apophysomyces elegans, Saksenaea vasiformis, Mucor species, and Cunninghamella bertholletiae.
Examples of bacteria cultured from patients are Escherichia coli, Serratia marcescens, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Eikenella corrodens, Saksenaea vasiformis, Neisseria meningitidis, and Haemophilus apnropilus.
The genera reported to cause invasive infection are Absidia, Mucor, Rhizomucor, Rhizopus, Apophysomyces, Saksenaea, Cunninghamella, Cokeromyces and Syncephalastrum.
Apophysomyces elegans was isolated in four cases, Saksenaea vasiformis in one and Absidia corymbifera in one.
Zygomycosis in a tattoo caused by Saksenaea vasiformis.
Saksenaea vasiformis, isolated from soil in India and described by Saksena in 1953, was reported to cause human infection for the first time by Ajello et al.
The zygomycete Saksenaea vasiformis as a pathogen of humans with a critical rewiew of the etiology of zygomycosis.
Saksenaea vasiformis infections: case report and literature review.