Molecular identification of Rhizomucor pusillus as a cause of sinus-orbital zygomycosis in a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia

Peter C. Iwen, Alison G. Freifeld, Lynne Sigler, Stefano R. Tarantolo

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Abstract

Sinus-orbital zygomycosis caused by Rhizomucor pusillus in a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia is described. Identification was achieved by sequencing of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions of the rRNA gene and by expression of zygospores in mating. This report highlights the value of ITS sequencing as a diagnostic tool for the identification of R. pusillus and expands the understanding of infection types caused by this zygomycete.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5819-5821
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume43
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2005

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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