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2022 Sep 16

BMC Infect Dis



Colonic basidiobolomycosis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).


Barahimi E, Abbasi T, Hesarooeyeh Z G, Raad H, Karimi M, Shahi M
BMC Infect Dis. 2022 Sep 16; 22(1):740.
PMID: 36114527.


Basidiobolus ranarum belongs to the Entomophthorales order and the Zygomycetes class. This fungus is an environmental saprophyte that can be found in soil and rotting vegetables.Primarily restricted to tropical regions including Asia, Africa, and South America. It might cause chronic inflammatory diseases, mostly affect subcutaneous tissue. Systemic infections involving the gastrointestinal tract are extremely rare.