Fatal Actinomucor elegans var. kuwaitiensis infection following combat trauma

Charla C. Tully, Anna M. Romanelli, Deanna A. Sutton, Brian L. Wickes, Duane R. Hospenthal

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Abstract

We report the first case of invasive mucormycosis secondary to Actinomucor elegans infection. A severely injured soldier with a fatal A. elegans var. kuwaitiensis infection is described. The identification of this fungus was performed by classical and molecular methods, and this report documents the pathogenicity of the recently described variety Actinomucor elegans var. kuwaitiensis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3394-3399
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume47
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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