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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2012, Article ID 476719, 6 pages
Case Report

Gastrointestinal Mucormycosis following a Streptococcus pyogenes Toxic Shock Syndrome in a Previously Healthy Patient: A Case Report

1Département de Microbiologie et de Maladies Infectieuses, Université de Sherbrooke, CHUS 3001, 12ème Avenue Nord, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada J1H 5N4
2Laboratoire de Santé Publique du Québec, Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec 20045, Chemin Sainte-Marie Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, Canada H9X 3R5

Received 28 May 2012; Accepted 25 June 2012

Academic Editors: R. Colodner, T. Shibata, and S. Talhari

Copyright © 2012 Jean-François Roussy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Mucormycosis is an uncommon opportunistic infection and the gastrointestinal form is the rarest. Rhizopus sp. is the most frequent pathogen and infection occurs almost exclusively in immunocompromised patients. We describe the first case of intestinal mucormycosis occurring after a Streptococcus pyogenes toxic shock syndrome in a previously healthy patient caused by Rhizopus microsporus var. azygosporus.