Two cases of rhinocerebral zygomycosis (Mucormycosis) with common epidemiologic and environmental features

A. C. England, M. Weinstein, J. J. Ellner, L. Ajello

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Abstract

Two patients receiving long-term treatment with corticosteroids for glomerulonephritis from the same physician developed rhinocerebral zygomycosis (mucormycosis) within 2 wk of one another. Broad, nonseptate hyphal forms were identified in and Rhizopus arrhizus was cultured from biopsy tissue from each patient. Rhizopus arrhizus was cultured from the air-conditioner filter in the physician's office building. A common source and airborne transmission are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-498
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Review of Respiratory Disease
Volume124
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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