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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 1513-1516

Necrotizing fungal infection due to Saksenaea erythrospora: A case report and review of literature


Department of Orbit, Oculoplasty, Reconstructive and Aesthetics, Medical Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Bipasha Mukherjee
Department of Orbit, Oculoplasty, Reconstructive and Aesthetics, Medical Research Foundation, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_389_18

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Mucormycosis caused by Saksenaea erythrospora is an emerging infection seen with soil contamination, burns and/or nosocomial infections. PCR amplification and internal transcribed spacer sequencing is gold standard for its identification. Here, we report a case of necrotizing fungal orbital infection by S. erythrospora in an immunocompetent child.


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