Saksenaea erythrospora infection following combat trauma

Duane R. Hospenthal*, Kevin K. Chung, Kimberly Lairet, Elizabeth H. Thompson, Josep Guarro, Evan M. Renz, Deanna A. Sutton

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Saksenaea erythrospora is a newly described species of the order Mucorales which has not previously been reported as a cause of human infection. We report a fatal case of S. erythrospora invasive burn wound infection in a 26-year-old male injured during combat operations in Iraq.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3707-3709
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


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