17b. Entomophthoramycosis Caused by Basidiobolus ranarum

  1. Errol Reiss1,
  2. H. Jean Shadomy2 and
  3. G. Marshall Lyon III3

Published Online: 7 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118101773.ch17b

Fundamental Medical Mycology

Fundamental Medical Mycology

How to Cite

Reiss, E., Shadomy, H. J. and Lyon, G. M. (2011) Entomophthoramycosis Caused by Basidiobolus ranarum, in Fundamental Medical Mycology, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118101773.ch17b

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470177914

Online ISBN: 9781118101773



  • entomophthoramycosis;
  • Basidiobolus ranarum;
  • Entomophthorales, Africa, South Asia


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Entomophothoramycosis Caused by Basidiobolus ranarum-ata-Glance

  • Introduction/Disease Definition

  • Case Presentations

  • Etiologic Agent

  • Geographic Distribution/Ecologic Niche

  • Epidemiology

  • Risk Groups/Factors

  • Transmission

  • Determinants of Pathogenicity

  • Clinical Forms

  • Veterinary Forms

  • Therapy

  • Laboratory Detection, Recovery, and Identification

  • Selected References for Entomophthoramycosis Caused by Basidiobolus ranarum

  • Questions