phycomycosis


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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.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Cell wall, zoospore and morphological characteristics of Australian isolates of a Pythium causing equine phycomycosis. Transactions of the Britsh Mycological Society, v.79, n.1, p.15-23, 1982.
Zoospore induction and release in a Pythium causing equine phycomycosis. Transactions of the Britsh Mycological Society, v.84, n.1, p.147-155, 1985.
INTRODUCTION: Subcutaneous phycomycosis is a rare, chronic, localized, subcutaneous zygomycosis, characterized by painless, woody swelling of the rhinofacial region.
DISCUSSION: Subcutaneous phycomycosis is a fungal infection of the subcutaneous fats caused by Zygomatous group of fungi in the family Entomophthoraceae, mainly in the genus Basidiobolus (common in children) and Conidiobolus in adults (Prasad PV, 2002).
Most patients with phycomycosis respond very well to oral potassium iodide therapy as also to azoles (Sujatha S, 2003).
Ocular and orbital phycomycosis. Surv Ophthalmol 1977 22 3-28.