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Leandro Ferreira Moreno, Vania Aparecida Vicente, Sybren de Hoog
Black yeasts (BY) comprise a group of polyextremotolerant fungi, mainly belonging to the order Chaetothyriales, which are capable of colonizing a wide range of extreme environments. The tolerance to hostile habitats can be explained by their intrinsic ability to survive under acidic, alkaline, and toxic conditions, high temperature, low nutrient availability, and osmotic and mechanical stress. Occasionally, some species can cause human chromoblastomycosis, a chronic subcutaneous infection, as well as disseminated or cerebral phaeohyphomycosis...
April 1, 2018: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
Sébastien Ottaviani, Ghislaine Gill, Laurence Choudat, Christophe Rioux, Philippe Dieudé
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 23, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
Ram Gopalakrishnan, Nandini Sethuraman, R Madhumitha, Kalpesh Sukhwani, Nitin Bansal, Indira Poojary, Arunaloke Chakrabarti
Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis is an infection caused by a number of dematiaceous fungi, characterised by the presence of melanised hyphae in the invaded tissue. Cladophialophora bantiana is the most common species affecting the humans, which has a predilection for causing the central nervous system infections resulting in high mortality. We hereby report a success story of two cases of brain abscess caused by C. bantiana who were treated with surgical source reduction and voriconazole therapy.
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Denver J Coleman, Alvin C Camus, Beatriz Martínez-López, Susan Yun, Brittany Stevens, Esteban Soto
Veronaea botryosa is a melanized mold and cause of systemic fungal infections in cultured sturgeon (Acipenser spp.). Mortality in adult female sturgeon caused by this emergent pathogen results in significant economic losses for the caviar industry. Little is known regarding environmental conditions conducive to V. botryosa infection. This study evaluated the effect of temperature on V. botryosa infectivity and dissemination following intramuscular injection challenge of white sturgeon maintained at 13 or 18 °C for 40 days...
February 1, 2018: Veterinary Research
R D Jayasinghe, W A M U L Abeysinghe, P I Jayasekara, Y S Mohomed, B S M S Siriwardena
Phaeohyphomycosis is a fungal infection caused by Dermatiacae group of fungi, by Cladosporium spp. The term phaeohyphomycosis was introduced by Ajello et al. in 1974 to designate infections by brown pigmented filamentous fungi. Cladosporium oxysporum is a very rare etiological agent in humans. Phaeohyphomycosis of the cervical lymph node in an immunocompetent individual is a very rare clinical entity. To the best of our knowledge we report the first case of phaeohyphomycosis caused by Cladosporium oxysporum in the absence of other systemic manifestations in a 16-year-old male...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
Rasoul Mohammadi, Abdolrasoul Mohammadi, Fereshteh Ashtari, Farzin Khorvash, Atousa Hakamifard, Afsane Vaezi, Javad Javidnia, Jacques F Meis, Hamid Badali
Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis is frequently a fatal disease caused by truly neurotropic dematiaceous fungi. Although rare, this infection occurs especially among immunocompetent patients, and the clinical symptoms are often misdiagnosed as a cerebral tumour or bacterial brain abscess. The appropriate diagnosis and therapy of cerebral infections by melanized fungi are very challenging if they are caused by mysterious fungi with unknown ecological niche. We reported the second case of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to Rhinocladiella mackenziei in Iran and the first culture-confirmed case...
December 5, 2017: Mycoses
Y Li, J Xiao, G S de Hoog, X Wang, Z Wan, J Yu, W Liu, R Li
Phialophora as defined by its type species P. verrucosa is a genus of Chaetothyriales, and a member of the group known as 'black yeasts and relatives'. Phialophora verrucosa has been reported from mutilating human infections such as chromoblastomycosis, disseminated phaeohyphomycosis and mycetoma, while morphologically similar fungi are rather commonly isolated from the environment. Phenotypes are insufficient for correct species identification, and molecular data have revealed significant genetic variation within the complex of species currently identified as P...
June 2017: Persoonia
Sumiko Kohashi, Takaaki Toyama, Norisato Hashimoto, Masatoshi Sakurai, Jun Kato, Taku Kikuchi, Yuya Koda, Kayoko Sugita, Naoki Hasegawa, Kyoko Yarita, Katsuhiko Kamei, Shinichiro Okamoto, Takehiko Mori
Invasive fungal disease is a serious infectious complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Exserohilum rostratum is a species causing phaeohyphomycosis, which rarely causes invasive disease in humans. We treated a case of sinusitis caused by E. rostratum after cord blood transplantation (CBT). A 60-year-old man with myelodysplastic syndrome, who had a medical history of an operation to correct deviation of the nasal septum, developed sinusitis caused by E. rostratum under prolonged profound neutropenia after a second CBT because of the graft rejection of the first transplantation...
November 8, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
Xiaowen Wang, Ruijun Zhang, Weiwei Wu, Yinggai Song, Zhe Wan, Wenling Han, Ruoyu Li
Phaeohyphomycosis is a group of severe infections caused by dematiaceous fungi. We previously identified CARD9 deficiencies in four Chinese patients with phaeohyphomycosis caused by Phialophora verrucosa. In this study, we sought to identify the genetic and immunological mechanisms underlying rare dematiaceous fungal infections in three otherwise healthy patients with phaeohyphomycosis caused by Exophiala spinifera, Ochroconis musae, and Corynespora cassiicola. CARD9 sequencing in these patients revealed one novel mutation (p...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Rachel B Kang, Devin C Simonson, Sarah E Stoner, William A Agger
Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis is a chronic fungal infection usually found on the lower extremity and feet of agricultural workers in the tropics. It can present with various skin manifestations, verrucous to nodular plaques, and is caused by multiple species of fungi. Laboratory confirmation requires skin samples for pathology and fungal cultures. Cure, often difficult in resource-poor countries, requires months of antifungal therapy. We describe the cases of 3 men from Ethiopia who were seen and are being treated by American doctors who traveled there on a medical mission...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Medicine & Research
Quitterie Reynaud, Damien Dupont, Raphaële Nove-Josserand, Stephane Durupt, Florence Persat, Florence Ader, Dominique Grenet, Isabelle Durieu
A 35-year-old woman with severe cystic fibrosis was admitted for sudden loss of strength in both legs, revealing a myelitis. The medullary lesion biopsy revealed phaeohyphomycosis caused by Cladophialophora species. Myelitis caused by Cladophialophora bantiana is a rare disease associated with high mortality.
December 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
Satish Haridasan, Sreejith Parameswaran, Srinivas Hanuman Bheemanathi, Laxmisha Chandrasekhar, Bibilash Babu Suseela, Rakesh Singh, Jayasurya Rabindranath, Rajesh Kumar Padhi, Ezhilnilavan Sampath, Avinash Kumar Dubey, Priyamvada Sivan Pillai Puthenpurackal
BACKGROUND: Superficial and deep fungal infections are more frequent in transplant recipients primarily because of the failure of cell-mediated immunity and lesser amount of antigen-presenting Langerhans cells in their epidermis. Here, we report seven cases of post-renal transplant subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis, all of which manifested within 1 year after transplantation and were unresponsive to prolonged courses of itraconazole. This is the first case series, to our knowledge, of phaeohyphomycosis in transplant recipients in India...
December 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
Constanza Bay, Tamara González, Gonzalo Munoz, Paulette Legarraga, Cecilia Vizcaya, Katia Abarca
There are very few reports of pediatric patients with infections by dematiaceous filamentous fungi. In this publication we report a case of invasive fungal infection of the nasal septum by Curvularia spicifera in a pediatric patient with acute myeloid leukemia. The patient presented with a painful scabby wound in the nasal vestibule. Culture and universal PCR were consistent with Curvularia spicifera. Early management with surgical debridement and bi-associated antifungal therapy achieved complete resolution of the lesions, with no evidence of dissemination and relapses...
June 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
Hongfen Ge, Min Pan, Guanzhi Chen, Xinqiao Liu, Tongxin Shi, Furen Zhang
Phaeohyphomycosis (PHM) is a term used to describe any fungus presenting in tissues with pseudohyphae, hyphae, brown yeast-like cells or a combination of these forms. Sinusitis and skin infections are the most common presentation of subcutaneous PHM caused by the fungus Bipolaris spicifera. However, the majority of cases have so far been encountered in tropical climatic zones. The present study documents a case of subcutaneous PHM caused by infection with Bipolaris spicifera in a 56-year-old Chinese man, who presented with plaque papillomatosis on the left foot...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Analía L Fernández, Patricia O Andres, Cecilia H Veciño, Claudia B Nagel, María Teresa Mujica
Graphium basitruncatum, a synanamorph of Pseudoallescheria has been rarely reported in human infections. We report a case of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by this fungus in a heart transplant recipient. We also describe the phenotypic, molecular methods and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) used to achieve isolate identification.
September 18, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Rajalakshmi Poyuran, B H Srinivas, Bhawana A Badhe
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January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
Sharma Shruti, Avninder Singh, V Ramesh, Fouzia Siraj
Pheohyphomycosis is a rare heterogeneous group of mycotic infections caused by dermatiaceous (phaeoid) fungi affecting the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and the central nervous system.Involvement of the face is extremely rare, and very few cases have been reported in India so far. We reporta case of phaeohyphomycosisin a 45-year-old female with 1-year history of a well- defined hypertrophic plaque over the right cheek advancing towards the forehead. The lesion was ulcerated with rolled-up margins; a provisional clinical diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma was given...
July 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
Max Carlos Ramírez Soto, German Malaga
BACKGROUND: There is a worrying lack of epidemiological data on the geographical distribution and burden of subcutaneous mycoses in Peru, hindering the implementation of surveillance and control programs. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to estimate the disease burden of subcutaneous mycoses in Peru and identify which fungal species were commonly associated with these mycoses. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis after a systematic review of the published literature in PubMed, LILACS, and SciELO to estimate the burden of subcutaneous mycoses in 25 regions in Peru...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
Amita Jain Gupta, Meeta Singh, Surekha Yadav, Nita Khurana, Shyam Lata Jain, Rohit Chawla, Sunil Laka, Anurag Mishra
Phaeohyphomycosis is an unusual granulomatous fungal infection, observed in immunocompromised or diabetic patients; however, it is even rarer in immunocompetent patients. Cytological findings of the same have been infrequently reported. The histopathological diagnosis or fungal culture helps in definitive diagnosis to identify the exact fungal species. Hereby, we report a rare case of invasive fungal infection in a breast lump in a young female, presenting as fibroadenoma breast. Fine needle aspiration cytology from the breast lesion showed the presence of septate acute-angled branching fungal hyphae with focal pigmentation, morphologically suggestive of phaeohyphomycosis which was positive with fungal stains...
June 19, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Esteban Soto, Christine Richey, Stephen R Reichley, Brittany Stevens, Kirsten V Kenelty, Janiee Lewis, Barbara Byrne, Nathan P Wiederhold, Thomas B Waltzek, Matthew F Sheley, Alvin C Camus, Matt J Griffin
Veronaea botryosa has been identified as a pathogen of cultured white sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus. In 2015, samples from 19 white sturgeon were received for diagnosis, of which 14 cultured positive for V. botryosa. Intraspecific variability among V. botryosa isolates from different clinically affected hosts and geographic regions was investigated using repetitive extragenic palindromic PCR fingerprinting (rep-PCR). The rep-PCR profiles of 16 V. botryosa isolates from a human, sea turtles, and cultured fish were distinct from those of other phaeoid fungi belonging to the genera Cladophialophora and Exophiala...
June 19, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
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