Author(s): Farmer AR, Murray CK, Driscoll IR, Wickes BL, Wiederhold N,
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Abstract We describe a 22-year-old soldier with 19\% total body surface area burns, polytrauma, and sequence- and culture-confirmed Pythium aphanidermatum wound infection. Antemortem histopathology suggested disseminated Pythium infection, including brain involvement; however, postmortem PCR revealed Cunninghamella elegans, Lichtheimia corymbifera, and Saksenaea vasiformis coinfection. The utility of molecular diagnostics in invasive fungal infections is discussed. Copyright © 2015, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
This article was published in J Clin Microbiol
and referenced in Fungal Genomics & Biology