phycomycosis

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any fungal infection caused by fungi of the Phycomycetes group

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Entomophthoromycosis is a curable condition which can mimick a neoplasm like soft tissue tumor, synovial sarcoma, and Burkitt's lymphoma.
Histologically, entomophthoromycosis is associated with eosinophillic infiltration due to Th1 and Th2 immune response which causes release of IL-4 and IL-10.
Thus to summarize, entomophthoromycosis presents as subcutaneous swellings, painless, and usually observed in tropical areas which often mimicks soft tissue tumor.
CONCLUSION: Entomophthoromycosis should be in the differential diagnosis of subcutaneous swellings in tropical areas because the condition is potentially curable.
Successful Treatment of Entomophthoromycosis with Itraconazole.