rhinoentomophthoromycosis

rhinoentomophthoromycosis

 [ri″no-en″to-mof″tho-ro-mi-ko´sis]
the usual form of entomophthoromycosis conidiobolae, marked by development of large polyps in the subcutaneous tissues of the nose and paranasal sinuses; orbital involvement with unilateral blindness may follow. Sometimes, especially in weak or immunocompromised patients, it can spread to the central nervous system and cause fatal rhinocerebral zygomycosis. Called also rhinofacial zygomycosis.

rhinoentomophthoromycosis

[ri′no-en′to-mof′tho-ro-mi-ko′sis]
the usual form of an infection by Conidiobolus coronatus, marked by development of large polyps in the subcutaneous tissues of the nose and paranasal sinuses. Orbital involvement with unilateral blindness may follow. Sometimes, especially in weak or immunocompromised patients, it can spread to the central nervous system and cause fatal rhinocerebral zygomycosis.
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We describe a case of rhinoentomophthoromycosis, also known as rhinophycomycosis, in an Indian man hailing from the tropical northern region of the country.
The clinical diagnosis was confirmed by histopathology as rhinoentomophthoromycosis (figure 3).
Second case of rhinoentomophthoromycosis caused by Entomophthora coronata observed in Republic of Zaire [in French].