Treatment of dematiaceous
fungal keratitis in a dog.
After 28 months, many cracks parallel to the extrusion direction appeared on the surface, which was heavily covered by black mold that was microscopically identified as a mixture of different dematiaceous
Other fungi, such as those belonging to the Pleosporaceae family (Alternaria, Ulocladium, Stemphylium) and other dematiaceous
genera including Epicoccum, can cross-react with the polyclonal antibody used in the Alternaria inhibition ELISA assay and artificially increase the results (Schmechel et al.
Originally thought to arise solely from Aspergillus infection, AFRS has been shown to involve dematiaceous
fungi, including Bipolaris, Curvularia, Exserohilum, and Alternaria spp, in 67% of cases.
Nevertheless, fungal infection of the eye is increasing, most notably by the species of Fusarium, Aspergillus, Candida, and dematiaceous
The fungus had hyaline septate hyphae, with hyaline and dematiaceous
conidia compatible with Sporothrix spp.
in 20, dematiaceous
fungi in 3 and mixed infection (Aspergillus sp.
It is caused by Aspergillus and dematiaceous
Fungal organisms in the surgical specimens can be identified using Gomori methenamine-silver stain, but this does not aid in distinguishing the dematiaceous
fungi from Aspergillus or Zygomycetes species.
D gallopava is a dematiaceous
, nematophagic fungus found in the soil in the Southeastern United States.
In 1989, Robson et al (6) proposed the term allergic fungal sinusitis, because they identified dematiaceous
fungi instead of Aspergillus species in their patient.
schenckii showed morphologic features of conidia that are predominantly oval and display sleeves of dematiaceous
conidia along the hyphae.