Wangiella

Wangiella

(wang'gē-el'ă),
A dematiaceous genus of fungi characterized by phialides without collarettes, a black yeastlike colony with yeast forms, and later hyphae; the fungi grow well at 40C. W. (Exophiala) dermatitidis is an etiologic agent of chromoblastomycosis.

Wang·i·el·la

(wang'gē-el'ă)
A dematiaceous genus of fungi; W. dermatitidis is an etiologic agent of phaeohyphomycosis.

Wangiella

(wăng″gē-ĕl′ă) [NL.]
A genus of fungi that live in soil and rotting vegetation and have brown septate hyphae. The only known species in the genus is W. dermatiditis. The fungus primarily produces skin infections, although occasionally it can cause severe pneumonias or infections of the eye or brain, esp. in those with immunosuppressive diseases or conditions.
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Exophiala (Wangiella) dermatitidis is a dematiaceous fungus that has been isolated from soil, decaying organic matter, plant debris, and human feces.
Arikan et al., "Systemic phaeohyphomycosis due to Exophiala (Wangiella) in an immunocompetent child," Medical Mycology, vol.
dermatitidis (previously known as Wangiella dermatitidis) is a neurotropic, dark pigment-forming fungus that is found in the environment (1).
Catheter-associated fungemia due to Wangiella (Exophiala) dermatitidis.
Among the more important human pathogens are Alternaria species, Bipolaris species, Cladophialophora bantiana, Curvularia species, Exophiala species, Fonsecaea pedrosoi, Madurella species, Phialophora species, Scedosporium prolificans, Scytalidium dimidiatum, and Wangiella dermatitidis.
Chromoblastomycosis is caused by several genera of dematiaceous (melanin pigmented) fungi: Phialophora verrucosa, Fonsecaea pedrosoi (F.compactum, Exophiala jeanselmei, E.spinifera), Wangiella dermatitidis, Rhinocladiella aquaspersa, Cladosporium carrionii, and Rhytidhysteron spp.
Epidermopgyton floccosum; Trichophyton rubrum; Trichophyton verrucosun; Clodosparium carruoni; Aurobasidium pullulans; Wangiella dermatitidis; Conidiobolus coronalus; Fonsecaea pedrosoi; Aspergillus niger; Aspergillus jlavus; Aspergillus fumigatus; Monilia sitophita.
Common etiologic agents include Exophiala jeanselmei, Wangiella dermetitidis, Bipolaris, Phialophora and Curvularia species.
On July 24, a fungus cultured from CSF was identified as Exophiala (Wangiella) dermatitidis.