Invasive fungal infections can cause considerable morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. Zygomycosis is a type of invasive fungal infection with a rapid course and grave prognosis. Renal transplant recipients with concomitant diabetes mellitus are most susceptible to this infection. We report here a case of disseminated zygomycosis ( Rhizopus sp.) in a renal allograft recipient with posttransplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM). This is the first reported case of zygomycosis caused by Rhizopus species.
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V. Nab Unni, Lakshminarayana, Ga, Rajesh, Ra, and Kurian, Ga, “Zygomycosis in a renal allograft recipient”, Indian Journal of Nephrology, vol. 19, pp. 30-33, 2009.