Actinomucor elegans as an emerging cause of mucormycosis

Aneela Mahmud, Richard Lee, Delicia Munfus-McCray, Nicole Kwiatkowski, Aruna Subramanian, Dennis Neofytos, Karen C Carroll, Sean Xiang Zhang

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Abstract

We report an invasive mucormycosis caused by Actinomucor elegans in a patient with refractory aplastic anemia. The organism was isolated from a necrotic skin lesion on the patient's left arm and demonstrated angioinvasive features on histopathology examination. In contrast to three cases described previously, we describe the first case of A. elegans invasive fungal infection in an immunocompromised patient. This report, along with the three previously reported cases, is convincing evidence that A. elegans is an emerging fungal pathogen capable of causing invasive mucormycosis in humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1092-1095
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012

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Mucormycosis
Refractory Anemia
Aplastic Anemia
Immunocompromised Host
Skin
Invasive Fungal Infections

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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Mahmud, A., Lee, R., Munfus-McCray, D., Kwiatkowski, N., Subramanian, A., Neofytos, D., ... Zhang, S. X. (2012). Actinomucor elegans as an emerging cause of mucormycosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50(3), 1092-1095. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.05338-11

Actinomucor elegans as an emerging cause of mucormycosis. / Mahmud, Aneela; Lee, Richard; Munfus-McCray, Delicia; Kwiatkowski, Nicole; Subramanian, Aruna; Neofytos, Dennis; Carroll, Karen C; Zhang, Sean Xiang.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 50, No. 3, 03.2012, p. 1092-1095.

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Mahmud, A, Lee, R, Munfus-McCray, D, Kwiatkowski, N, Subramanian, A, Neofytos, D, Carroll, KC & Zhang, SX 2012, 'Actinomucor elegans as an emerging cause of mucormycosis', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 1092-1095. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.05338-11
Mahmud A, Lee R, Munfus-McCray D, Kwiatkowski N, Subramanian A, Neofytos D et al. Actinomucor elegans as an emerging cause of mucormycosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2012 Mar;50(3):1092-1095. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.05338-11
Mahmud, Aneela ; Lee, Richard ; Munfus-McCray, Delicia ; Kwiatkowski, Nicole ; Subramanian, Aruna ; Neofytos, Dennis ; Carroll, Karen C ; Zhang, Sean Xiang. / Actinomucor elegans as an emerging cause of mucormycosis. In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2012 ; Vol. 50, No. 3. pp. 1092-1095.
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