Mucor circinelloides was identified by molecular methods as a cause of primary cutaneous zygomycosis

Peter C. Iwen, Lynne Sigler, Rhonda K. Noel, Alison G. Freifeld

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Abstract

A case of primary cutaneous zygomycosis caused by Mucor circinelloides is described. Histopathology showed typical hyphae along with chlamydospores. The isolate was identified by molecular and phenotypic methods. The utility of sequence analysis of the internal transcribed spacer region is highlighted; however, further studies are needed to assess species genetic heterogeneity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)636-639
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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