Medical Definition of Phycomycetosis

1. A fungal infection caused by infection with various fungi from the class, Zygomycetes. The organism is widely distributed through air, water and soil. This infection occurs predominately in the immunocompromised patient, burn patients and those on steroid therapy. The most common manifestation is an orbital cellulitis causing exophthalmia. Prognosis is guarded as the mortality rate is quite high. Treatment is with intravenous amphotericin B. (27 Sep 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phycomycetosis

phycoerythrine
phycoerythrins
phycoerythrobilin
phycoerythrobilins
phycoerythrocyanin
phycoerythrocyanin alpha-subunit phycobiliviolin lyase
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phycological
phycologies
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phycologists
phycology
phycomater
phycomyces
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phycomycetosis (current term)
phycomycetous
phycomycosis
phycophaeine
phycophyte
phycophytes
phycoplast
phycoplasts
phycotoxin
phycourobilin
phycourobilins
phygogalactic
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phylacagogic
phylacter

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