Chlamydoconidia formation in zygomycosis due to Rhizopus species

Masatomo Kimura, Vicki J. Schnadig, Michael R. McGinnis

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An unusual case of endobronchial zygomycosis, which was caused by Rhizopus species and which disseminated to one kidney, occurred in a 36- year-old, diabetic man. The patient recovered fully following lobectomy, nephrectomy, amphotericin B therapy, and control of diabetes mellitus. An interesting histologic finding was the presence of chlamydoconidia formation within the resected lung lesion. To our knowledge, only one previous culture- proven case of zygomycosis has described chlamydoconidia formation in tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1120-1122
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology


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