entomophthoramycosis

en·to·moph·tho·ra·my·co·sis

(en'tō-mof'thō-ră-mī-kō'sis),
A disease caused by fungi of the genera Basidiobolus or Conidiobolus; subcutaneous or paranasal tissues are invaded by broad nonseptate hyphae that become surrounded by eosinophilic material. A form of zygomycosis. See: zygomycosis.
[Entomophthorales (order name) + G. mykēs, fungus + -osis, condition]

en·to·moph·tho·ra·my·co·sis

(en'tō-mof-thōr'ă-mī-kō'sis)
A disease caused by fungi of the genera Basidiobolus and Conididiobolus; tissues are invaded by broad nonseptate hyphae that become surrounded by eosinophilic material. A form of zygomycosis.

entomophthoramycosis

(ĕn-tō-mŏf′thō-ră-mī-kō′sĭs)
A disease caused by fungi of the class Zygomycetes, which includes two genera (Conidiobolus and Basidiobolus) responsible for human disease. Conidiobolus causes infections of the heart and face; Basidiobolus produces infections in other parts of the body.

Symptoms

Clinically, there is swelling of the nose, perinasal tissues, and mouth. Nodular subcutaneous masses are palpable in the skin.

Treatment

Antifungal drugs such as amphotericin B, terbinafine, or ketoconazole are used, often as part of a regimen that includes surgery to remove infected tissues.

en·to·moph·tho·ra·my·co·sis

(en'tō-mof-thōr'ă-mī-kō'sis)
A disease caused by fungi of the genera Basidiobolus or Conidiobolus; subcutaneous or paranasal tissues are invaded by broad nonseptate hyphae that become surrounded by eosinophilic material.
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Taxonomy of fungi causing mucormycosis and entomophthoramycosis (zygomycosis) and nomenclature of the disease: molecular mycologic perspectives.