High prevalence of the neurotrope Exophiala dermatitidis and related oligotrophic black yeasts in sauna facilities.

@article{Matos2002HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of the neurotrope Exophiala dermatitidis and related oligotrophic black yeasts in sauna facilities.},
  author={Tulio A Matos and Gert Sybren de Hoog and Albert G. de Boer and I de Crom and Gerhard Haase},
  journal={Mycoses},
  year={2002},
  volume={45 9-10},
  pages={373-7}
}
The black yeast Exophiala dermatitidis, an agent of fatal brain infections in East Asia, is common in European steam baths. The related fungi Sarcinomyces phaeomuriformis and Exophiala mesophila were isolated from locations in these complexes with lower ambient temperature and/or moisture. The latter two species had dry, rather than slimy, colonies and lower maximum growth temperatures (38 degrees C, 32 degrees C) than E. dermatitidis (42 degrees C). Exophiala dermatitidis produces abundant… CONTINUE READING

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