Entomophthoramycosis: a neglected tropical mycosis.

  title={Entomophthoramycosis: a neglected tropical mycosis.},
  author={Naima Shaikh and Kaiser Hussain and Ruta Petraitiene and Audrey N. Schuetz and Thomas J Walsh},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  volume={22 8},
The term 'entomophthoramycosis' classically refers to infections caused by members of the order Entomophthorales. A new subphylum, Entomophthoramycota, has been created to include Basidiobolomycetes, Neozygitomycetes and Entomophthoramycetes. Basidiobolomycetes encompass Basidiobolus spp., while the Entomophthoramycetes include Conidiobolus spp. Conidiobolus spp. characteristically cause rhinofacial entomophthoramycosis in apparently immunocompetent hosts. Conidiobolus spp. may also cause… CONTINUE READING
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