17c. Entomophthoramycosis Caused by Conidiobolus Species

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

Published Online: 7 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118101773.ch17c

Fundamental Medical Mycology

Fundamental Medical Mycology

How to Cite

Reiss, E., Shadomy, H. J. and Lyon, G. M. (2011) Entomophthoramycosis Caused by Conidiobolus Species, in Fundamental Medical Mycology, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118101773.ch17c

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



  • Conidiobolus, in entomophthoramycosis;
  • Conidiobolus coronatus, leaf litter;
  • cutaneous–subcutaneous mycosis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Entomophthoramycosis Caused by Conidiobolus Species-at-a-Glance

  • Introduction/Disease Definition

  • Case Presentation

  • Etiologic Agents

  • 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 Conidiobolus Species

  • Questions