basidiobolomycosis

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entomophthoromycosis

 
any disease in humans or other animals caused by fungi of the order entomophthorales; human infections usually occur in apparently physiologically and immunologically normal individuals, although opportunistic infections also occur.
entomophthoromycosis basidio´bolae a chronic infection caused by Basidiobolus ranarum, in which gradually enlarging granulomas form in the subcutaneous tissues of the arms, chest, and trunk. Multiple purulent ulcers may develop; seen in children and adolescents in tropical areas of Indonesia, India, and Africa. Called also basidiobolomycosis.
entomophthoromycosis conidio´bolae infection by Conidiobolus coronatus, a form of zygomycosis usually involving the nose and paranasal sinuses (rhinoentomophthoromycosis). Sometimes, especially in weak or immunocompromised patients, it can spread to the central nervous system and cause fatal rhinocerebral zygomycosis.

basidiobolomycosis

An infection with a zygomycetous mould fungus, Basidiobolus haptosporus . This is seen mainly in children in Africa and Indonesia. There are localized, hard, woody swellings under the skin. The condition responds to treatment with potassium iodide.
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Basidiobolomycosis is a subcutaneous mycosis that occurs in tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa, and South America, caused by Basidiobolus ranarum Eidam or related species [1].
Basidiobolus ranarum belongs to the fungal phylum Entomophthoromycota.
Gugnani, "A review of zygomycosis due to Basidiobolus ranarum," European Journal of Epidemiology, vol.
Sin embargo, en esta investigacion se identifico la especie Basidiobolus ranarum que suele producir micosis subcutanea cronica y ha sido reportada en investigaciones de la aeromicrobiota.
It occurs in two clinical forms, subcutaneous zygomycosis caused by Basidiobolus ranarum and rhinofacial zygomycosis caused by Conidiobolus coronatus.
El diagnostico diferencial de Pitiosis en la especie equina es orientada sobre micosis causadas por Basidiobolus ranarum y Conidiobolus coronatus, cuyos diametros de hifas para el primero es 5.1 a 20.5 micras y 5.1 a 12.8 micras para el segundo (50,34), rangos que estan por encima de los hallados en los dos casos.
(2) Basidiobolus ranarum is a chronic inflammatory disease restricted to subcutaneous tissue of the limbs, chest, back, or buttocks, primarily seen in children and males.
Basidiobolomycosis is a rare disease caused by the fungus Basidiobolus ranarum, an environmental saprophyte found worldwide.
During the past dozen years, there have been 16 cases of gastrointestinal infection with Basidiobolus ranarum, a filamentous fungus previously associated almost exclusively with skin and soft tissue infections in Africa and Southeast Asia, Dr.
In the United States an amphibian pathogen (histologically very similar to Batrachochytrium but identified as Basidiobolus ranarum) has been described in wild Wyoming toads (Bufo hemiophrys baxteri) (51) and captive dwarf African clawed frogs (Hymenochirus curtipes) (52).
Culture of surgical specimens grew Basidiobolus ranarum, and he was started on itraconazole.
(1) The causative organisms are Basidiobolus ranarum and Conidiobolus coronatus respectively.