Posaconazole treatment for Apophysomyces elegans rhino-orbital zygomycosis following trauma for a male with well-controlled diabetes

T. D. Ferguson, S. D. Schniederjan, J. Dionne-Odom, M. E. Brandt, M. G. Rinaldi, F. S. Nolte, A. Langston, S. M. Zimmer

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Abstract

We report a case of rhino-orbital zygomycosis in a 43-year-old male with well-controlled diabetes mellitus. The patient initially received liposomal amphotericin B, bat the infection continued to progress, so posaconazole treatment was begun and eventually led to the cure of his infection. The causative agent was identified as Apophysomyces elegans, an emerging cause of zygomycosis in immunocompetent hosts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1648-1651
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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