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Disease Phaeohyphomycosis

Name Phaeohyphomycosis
Synonyms Cutaneous Phaeohyphomycoses | Cutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis | Phaeohyphomycoses | Phaeohyphomycoses, Cutaneous | Phaeohyphomycoses, Subcutaneous | Phaeohyphomycosis, Cutaneous | Phaeohyphomycosis, Subcutaneous | Subcutaneous Phaeohyphomycoses | Subcutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis
Definition OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS caused by the dematiaceous (darkly pigmented) MITOSPORIC FUNGI of ALTERNARIA, Bipolaris, CLADOSPORIUM, Curvularia, and EXOPHIALA. These fungi have pigmented HYPHAE due to MELANIN in the cell wall. The initial subcutaneous cyst from the infection can become systemic and spread rapidly to renal, pulmonary and cerebral systems (see CEREBRAL PHAEOHYPHOMYCOSIS) in an IMMUNOCOMPROMISED HOST.
Categories Bacterial infection or mycosis
MeSH® ID D060446

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DiseasesBacterial Infections and Mycoses Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Mycoses Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Phaeohyphomycosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Phaeohyphomycosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Cerebral Phaeohyphomycosis