Pythium aphanidermatum infection following combat trauma

Tatjana P. Calvano, Peter J. Blatz, Todd J. Vento, Brian L. Wickes, Deanna A. Sutton, Elizabeth H. Thompson, Christopher E. White, Evan M. Renz, Duane R. Hospenthal

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Pythium aphanidermatum is a fungus-like plant pathogen which has never been reported as a cause of human infection. We report a case of P. aphanidermatum invasive wound infection in a 21-year-old male injured during combat operations in Afghanistan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3710-3713
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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