phaeohyphomycosis

phaeohyphomycosis

 [fe″o-hi″fo-mi-ko´- sis]
a hyphomycosis in which the infecting fungus is dark in color; most are opportunistic infections.

phae·o·hy·pho·my·co·sis

(fē'ō-hī'fō-mī-kō'sis),
A group of superficial and deep infections caused by fungi that form pigmented hyphae and yeastlike cells in tissue, that is, dematiaceous fungal infections other than chromoblastomycosis and mycetomas. In humans, cats, and horses, phaeohyphomycosis is caused by many species.
[G. phaios, dusky, + hyphē, web, + mycosis]

phaeohyphomycosis

Mycology An infection caused by dematiaceous hyphae with yeast forms in tissue. Cf Chromoblastomycosis.

phae·o·hy·pho·my·co·sis

(fē'ō-hī'fō-mī-kō'sis)
A group of superficial and deep infections caused by fungi that form pigmented hyphae and yeastlike cells in tissue.
[G. phaios, dusky, + hyphē, web, + mycosis]
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Multifocal but nondisseminated phaeohyphomycosis in a healthy man via a unique mechanism: ejection from motor vehicle accident into a vegetable field in Afghanistan resulting in multiple contaminated skin wounds.
Other diagnoses include cutaneous leishmaniasis, as occurred for 2 of the soldiers, as well as diffuse leishmaniasis, chromomycosis, sporotrichosis, lepromatous or tuberculoid dimorphic leprosy, mycetoma, phaeohyphomycosis, pyoderma, Kaposi sarcoma, sarcoidosis, keloid scars, histiocytosis of Langerhans cells, melanoma, dermatofibrosarcoma, lymphoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and cutaneous metastases (3,17,40,41).
Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis in an immunocompetent patient: A case report and literature summary.
These organisms have been reported as causative agents of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis, mycotic keratitis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and extrinsic asthma (46).
These molds cause a heterogeneous group of infections referred to as phaeohyphomycosis which include local infections, pneumonia, brain abscesses, and disseminated infections.
can be found widely distributed in the environment (like Penicillium spp,) and some species can produce diseases like black tinea, onychomycosis, phaeohyphomycosis, among other, in healthy people (31).
MassonFontana was positive in 5 of these 10 cases indicating phaeohyphomycosis. Of the 5 cases of phaeohyphomycosis, 5/5 cases showed necrosis and 2 showed palisading granuloma.
There are two clinicopathological groups--chromoblastomycosis and phaeohyphomycosis, which represent extremes of a continuum of infections.
Wang, "A case of phaeohyphomycosis caused by a new species of Phialophora," Mycologia, vol.