Necrotizing fasciitis from Apophysomyces elegans infection following trauma

Lorraine M. Dowdy, Jose G. Castro, Carlos Duchesne, Timothy Cleary

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Following a motorcycle accident, a 29-year-old man had fixation of a femoral fracture with an intramedullary rod. After he was discharged, the wound deteriorated rapidly and did not improve despite multiple debridements and antibiotic therapy. Apophysomyces elegans grew on cultures, and treatment with amphotericin B was followed by healing and plastic reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-289
Number of pages4
JournalInfections in Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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