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Absidia species

PATHOGENICITY IN HUMANS

Pulmonary infections and mucorosis in immunocompromised individuals. Zygomycosis (sub)cutaneous infections, invasive infection, keratitis ( 1,2)

IDENTIFICATION CHARACTERISTICS on POTATO DEXTROSE AGAR (PDA)

White to grayish-brown, reverse colorless, stolons and rhizoids present, sporangiophores grouped, chlamydospores not seen. Large quantity of giant cells with oil droplets in some isolates, some grow up to 48-52C.(1,2) vs: Apophysomyces

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