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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Review of Respiratory Disease|
|State||Published - 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine