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Phaeohyphomycosis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Phaeohyphomycosis
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.703.726
Unique ID
D060446
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D060446
Scope Note
OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS caused by the dematiaceous (darkly pigmented) MITOSPORIC FUNGI of ALTERNARIA, Bipolaris, CLADOSPORIUM, Curvularia, and EXOPHIALA. These fungi have pigmented HYPHAE due to MELANIN in the cell wall. The initial subcutaneous cyst from the infection can become systemic and spread rapidly to renal, pulmonary and cerebral systems (see CEREBRAL PHAEOHYPHOMYCOSIS) in an IMMUNOCOMPROMISED HOST.
Entry Term(s)
Cutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis
Subcutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis
Previous Indexing
Dermatomycoses (1981-2011)
Mycoses (1974-2011)
Public MeSH Note
2012
History Note
2012
Date Established
2012/01/01
Date of Entry
2011/06/24
Revision Date
2019/06/17
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