Zygomycosis originating from an odontogenic infection in a pediatric oncology patient

Elisabeth E. Adderson, Christopher Rowland, Lisa McGregor, Victor M. Santana

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The Zygomyces are an increasingly frequent cause of invasive mold infection in immunocompromised patients. Here we describe the first well-documented case of Rhizopus infection of odontogenic origin, which presented as a rapidly progressive soft tissue infection in a neutropenic child. The infection resolved with limited surgical debridement and antifungal therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-94
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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