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is a species of the order recently described and reported as a cause of human mucormycosis. We report a case of in a man involved in a serious sailing accident causing deep skin and soft tissue contamination with soil and water. Direct microscopic examination of the clinical sample with Giemsa stains showed hyaline and non-septate hyphae belonging to the order . Fungal identification was performed by culture of biopsy material on SDA, and identification of species by floating an agar block containing the fungus in a nutritionally deficient medium consisting of sterile distilled water supplemented with 0.05 % yeast extract; and by sequencing the ITS region of the rDNA. This is the first report to our knowledge of infection with in Argentina, confirming the presence of this fungus in this country.

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