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Demodex mite infestation of unknown significance in a patient with rhinocerebral mucormycosis due to Apophysomyces elegans species complex.

Authors
  • Hallur, Vinaykumar
  • Singh, Gagandeep
  • Rudramurthy, Shivaprakash M
  • Kapoor, Rakesh
  • Chakrabarti, Arunaloke
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Medical Microbiology
Publisher
Microbiology Society
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2013
Volume
62
Issue
Pt 6
Pages
926–928
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1099/jmm.0.054338-0
PMID: 23475907
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Demodex mites have been reported in the past as a cause of facial rash in immunosuppressed patients. Here, we report an interesting case of possible demodicosis associated with rhinocerebral mucormycosis. The association of mites with a fungus was detected on direct microscopic examination of the scrapings of a nasal ulcer. The mite and the fungus were identified as Demodex folliculorum and Apophysomyces elegans species complex, respectively.

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