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phycomycosis

 [fi″ko-mi-ko´sis]
1. any of a group of acute fungal diseases caused by members of the class Phycomycetes.

phycomycosis

(fī'kō-mī-kō'sis),
In veterinary medicine, an uncommon but serious chronic pyogranulomatous infection of horses, cattle, cats, and dogs caused by Pythium insidiosum, an oomycete funguslike agent. Common in the Gulf Coast states of the U.S., but also found in many subtropic and tropic regions around the world.

phycomycosis

/phy·co·my·co·sis/ (-mi-ko´sis)
1. any of a group of acute fungal diseases caused by members of Phycomycetes.

phycomycosis

[fī′kōmīkō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, phykos + mykes, fungus, osis, condition
a fungal infection caused by a species of the order Phycomycetes. These organisms are common in the soil and are not usually pathogenic. Severe nosocomial pulmonary phycomycosis sometimes occurs with advanced diabetes mellitus that is untreated or out of control and complicated by ketoacidosis. See also zygomycosis.

zy·go·my·co·sis

(zī'gō-mī-kō'sis)
A fungal infection associated with genera of the class Zygomycetes, e.g., Absidia, Mortierella, Mucor, Rhizopus. The genera Conidiobolus and Basidiobolus have species that are also causative agents.
Synonym(s): mucormycosis, phycomycosis.

phycomycosis 

A fungal infection caused by various microorganisms. These fungi may spread from the sinuses or the nasal tissue into the orbit, particularly in patients with diabetes, renal failure, malignant tumour or on steroid therapy. Therapy is aimed at the underlying disease, often accompanied by antifungal agents. Syn. zygomycosis.

phycomycosis

any of a group of acute fungal diseases caused by members of the Phycomycetes. See also zygomycosis.
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Fungating phycomycosis lesions on the chest of a horse. By permission from Knottenbelt DC, Pascoe RR, Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Saunders, 2003

equine phycomycosis