Zygomycosis requiring amputation of the hand: An isolated case in a patient receiving haemodialysis

P. G. Kerr, H. Turner, A. Davidson, C. Bennett, M. Maslen

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A case of zygomycosis due to Rhizopus microsporus variety microsporus in a patient who was receiving haemodialysis is described. This infection resulted in amputation of the right hand. Criteria to identify the fungus are presented. The pathogenesis and treatment of zygomycosis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-259
Number of pages2
JournalThe Medical Journal of Australia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988

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