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.
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A dematiaceous genus of fungi; W. dermatitidis is an etiologic agent of phaeohyphomycosis.
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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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