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

/phaeo·hy·pho·my·co·sis/ (fe″o-hi″fo-mi-ko´sis) any opportunistic infection caused by dematiaceous fungi.

phaeohyphomycosis

[fē′ōhī′fōmīkō′sis]
an opportunistic fungal infection, other than mycetoma and chromoblastomycosis, caused by the dematiaceous, or darkly pigmented, molds.

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]

phaeohyphomycosis

opportunistic infections caused by the pigmented (dematiaceous) fungi, including Alternaria, Aureobasidium, Bipolaris, Cladosporium, Curvularia, Drechslera, Exophiala, Exserohilum rostratum, Moniliella and Phialophora, Wangiella spp.

subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis
subcutaneous nodules containing yellow-brown fungal hyphae, and which may ulcerate and produce a sinus tract. May cause mycetoma if the lesions develop to granuloma.
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Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Cladophialophora bantiana.
Phaeohyphomycosis is a mycotic infection of human which caused by the dematiaceous hyphomycetes and have been classified as superficial, cutaneous and corneal, subcutaneous, and systemic forms [1].
In recent literature, 130 species belonging to 70 genera of dematiaceous hyphomycetes have been reported as etiologic agents of phaeohyphomycosis [4].
The aim of this study was to evaluate the using of ITS sequencing as a reliable technique for the identification of phaeohyphomycosis agents to the species level.
Nine environmental isolates of dematiaceous hyphomycetes commonly reported as etiologic agents of phaeohyphomycosis were used in this study.
A matrix of the nucleotide differences for 9 phaeohyphomycosis agents was calculated to evaluate the usefulness of these sequences for identification (Table 2).
Posaconazole has shown promise in the treatment of invasive fusariosis, Scedosporium apiospermum infections, disseminated phaeohyphomycosis due to Exophiala spinifera, and refractory coccidioidomycosis infections (36-40).
Case study: posaconazole treatment of disseminated phaeohyphomycosis due to Exophiala spinifera.
One of the clinical syndromes associated with various species of dematiaceous fungi increasingly being seen is phaeohyphomycosis.
The diagnosis of phaeohyphomycosis requires expert interpretation of colony and microscopic morphology.
The range of clinical syndromes composing phaeohyphomycosis includes the following:
Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis caused by Fonsecaea monophora.