Disseminated phaeohyphomycosis: review of an emerging mycosis.

@article{Revankar2002DisseminatedPR,
  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},
  year={2002},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={467-76}
}
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
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