Disseminated phaeohyphomycosis: review of an emerging mycosis.

  title={Disseminated phaeohyphomycosis: review of an emerging mycosis.},
  author={Sanjay G Revankar and Jan E. Patterson and Deanna A. Sutton and Renee Pullen and Michael G. Rinaldi},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={34 4},
Disseminated phaeohyphomycosis is an uncommon infection caused by dematiaceous fungi, although the number of case reports about this infection has been increasing in recent years. A total of 72 cases are reviewed. Scedosporium prolificans is by far the most common cause. The presence of melanin in their cell walls may be a virulence factor for these fungi. The primary risk factor is decreased host immunity, although cases in apparently immunocompetent patients have been reported. Eosinophilia… CONTINUE READING
100 Citations
90 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 100 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 90 references

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…