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zygomycosis

 [zi″go-mi-ko´sis]
1. any fungal infection with members of the class Zygomycetes, including entomophthoromycosis and mucormycosis.
rhinocerebral zygomycosis zygomycosis that has spread from the paranasal sinuses to the brain.
rhinofacial zygomycosis rhinoentomophthoromycosis.
subcutaneous zygomycosis entomophthoromycosis basidiobolae.

zy·go·my·co·sis

(zī'gō-mī-kō'sis),
A broad term that includes mucormycosis and entomophthoramycosis; usually applied when culture is not available and the clinical entity is unclear.
Synonym(s): phycomycetosis

zygomycosis

/zy·go·my·co·sis/ (zi″go-mi-ko´sis)
1. an infectious disease of humans or animals caused by fungi of the division Zygomycota.

zygomycosis

[zī′gōmīkō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, zygon + mykes, fungus
an acute, often fulminant, and sometimes fatal fungal infection caused by a class of phycomycetal water molds the Zygomycetes, orders Mucorales, and Entomophthorales. It occurs primarily in patients with chronic debilitating diseases, especially uncontrolled diabetes mellitus. Characteristically it begins with fever, pain, and discharge in the nose and paranasal sinuses that progresses to invade the eye and lower respiratory tract. The fungus may enter blood vessels and spread to the brain and other organs. Transmission is usually by inhalation. The diagnosis is confirmed by biopsy and pathological examination of sputum. Treatment includes improved control of diabetes mellitus, extensive debridement of craniofacial lesions, and amphotericin B administered intravenously. Also called mucormycosis. Compare phycomycosis.

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.

zygomycosis

A fungus infection in which masses of various fungi form in the nasal sinuses, under the skin of the face and in other parts of the body especially in people with immune deficiency.

Zygomycosis

Another term for mucormycosis. The fungi that cause mucormycosis belong to a group called Zygomycetes.
Mentioned in: Mucormycosis

zygomycosis

rare infection by fungi in the class, Zygomycetes, causes granulomatous lesions in many species, most often in the gastrointestinal tract. A rare example is Conidiobolus incongruus infection causing cutaneous granulomata and invasion of the lungs as in nasal zygomycosis in sheep. Immune suppression is believed to be a predisposing factor. See also mucormycosis, entomophthoromycosis. Most infections previously called phycomycosis were believed to have been caused by zygomycetes.
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Rhizopus microsporus and Rhizopus oryzae are the most common species involved in zygomycosis (5).
The cutaneous zygomycosis is the third most common (11-19%) form of zygomycosis after rhinoorbito-cerebral and pulmonary forms (1-3,5,6).
Biopsies showed granulation tissue with numerous broad, thin-walled hyphae consistent with invasive zygomycosis.
Romano C, Ghilardi A, Massai L et al: Primary subcutaneous zygomycosis due to Rhizopus oryzae in a 71-year-old man with normal immune status.
a retrospective study performed to evaluate the activity of POS in the treatment of zygomycosis in 91 cases revealed an overall success of 60% at 12 weeks following the initiation of treatment (15).
Gastric zygomycosis diagnosed by brushing cytology.
We still don't know what is the best treatment for aspergillosis or for zygomycosis.
Pertenecen a la division: Zygomycota y a la clase Zygomycetos, por lo que la enfermedad tambien se le conoce como Zygomycosis (1, 2).
All these factors contribute to the development of opportunistic infections like pulmonary tuberculosis, Candidiasis, Cryptococcosis, Zygomycosis, Aspergillosis, Pneumocystis pneumoniae, etc.
The most common type of fungal infection was mucormycosis (19) followed by candidiasis (5), others were zygomycosis (2), pigmented fungosis (2), and one case each of rhinosporidiasis, cryptococcosis, and aspergillosis were found.