Zygomycosis



Zygomycosis


Brian J. Hall, MD

John C. Hall, MD

David J. DiCaudo, MD










Undermining granulomatous purpuric abscess over the dorsal hand of a patient with zygomycosis is seen on biopsy. The patient had a heart transplant 2 years prior.






This case of zygomycosis due to Rhizopus spp. demonstrates deep subcutaneous involvement with surrounding necrotic tissue image. Note the broad, hollow-appearing organisms with right angle branching image.


TERMINOLOGY


Synonyms



  • Mucormycosis, entomophthoromycosis (rhinophycomycosis), phycomycosis, basidiobolomycosis


Definitions



  • Deep fungal infection affecting immunocompromised (order Mucorales) or immunocompetent (order Entomophthorales) patients


ETIOLOGY/PATHOGENESIS


Infectious Agents

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Zygomycosis
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