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.
canis, se han asociado con el desarrollo de signos y sintomas de la enfermedad (53); tambien gracias a la melanina algunos hongos generan estructuras de penetracion a partir de las conidias que se conocen con el nombre de apresorios, que ejercen una fuerte presion fisica sobre la pared celular de plantas; este mecanismo de patogenicidad no se ha descrito que funcione en la infeccion a animales o humanos, sin embargo estudios hechos con Wangiella dermatitidis han demostrado que la presencia de la melanina juega un papel en la penetracion de este hongo en el tejido de animales (24).
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.