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phaeohyphomycosis

Phaeohyphomycosis is a term used to define infections caused by darkly pigmented fungi with septate hyphae which contain melanin in their cell walls. Although fungi rarely cause central nervous system (CNS) infections, the incidence of CNS infections caused by melanin-containing fungi has been increasing in the recent years.

Cladophialophora bantiana is the most frequently isolated species from cerebral phaeohyphomycosis. 1).

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Atalay MA, Koç AN, Koyuncu S, Ulu Kiliç A, Kurtsoy A, Alp Meşe E. [Cladophilaphora bantiana brain abscess treated with voriconazole in an immunocompetent patient]. Mikrobiyol Bul. 2014 Jul;48(3):501-6. Turkish. PubMed PMID: 25052118.
phaeohyphomycosis.txt · Last modified: 2017/08/22 18:11 by administrador