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Mucor circinelloides as a Cause of Invasive Maxillofacial Zygomycosis: an Emerging Dimorphic Pathogen with Reduced Susceptibility to Posaconazole▿

By Zia U. Khan, Suhail Ahmad, Arnost Brazda and Rachel Chandy

Abstract

A case of maxillofacial zygomycosis caused by Mucor circinelloides, identified by phenotypic and molecular methods and treated successfully with liposomal amphotericin B (AmBisome) and surgical debridement, is described. The isolate was resistant to posaconazole. This report underscores the importance of prior susceptibility testing of zygomycetes to guide therapy with the most effective antifungal agent for an improved prognosis

Topics: Case Reports
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2668293
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