Chronic rhinofacial mucormycosis caused by Mucor irregularis (Rhizomucor variabilis) in India

B. M. Hemashettar, R. N. Patil, Kerry O'Donnell, Vishnu Chaturvedi, Ping Ren, Arvind A. Padhye

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Scopus citations

Abstract

In this article, we describe a chronic case of rhinofacial mucormycosis caused by Mucor irregularis, formerly known as Rhizomucor variabilis var. variabilis, a rare mycotic agent in humans. The infection caused progressive destruction of the nasal septum and soft and hard palate, leading to collapse of the nose bridge and an ulcerative gaping hole. The mucoralean mold cultured from a nasal biopsy specimen was determined by multilocus DNA sequence data to be conspecific with M. irregularis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2372-2375
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume49
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Chronic rhinofacial mucormycosis caused by Mucor irregularis (Rhizomucor variabilis) in India'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this