Locally invasive cutaneous Apophysomyces elegans infection acquired from snapdragon patch test

Janis E. Blair, Lorna J. Fredrikson, Barbara A. Pockaj, Christina S. Lucaire

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Apophysomyces elegans is an environmental fungus related to other well-known agents of zygomycosis. We report a case of locally invasive A elegans soft tissue infection resulting from the application of a skin patch to test for snapdragon sensitivity. The infection was limited to skin and soft tissue, and treatment consisted of local débridement and liposomal amphotericin B. Outcome was successful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number62240
Pages (from-to)717-720
Number of pages4
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


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