Identification of Melanized (Dematiaceous) Fungi Part 2
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Melanized fungi, those with dark pigments in their hyphae or conidia, cause several significant diseases including phaeohyphomycosis, chromoblastomycosis, and mycetoma. Correct identification of the causative fungi is critical to appropriate treatment. This is Part 2 of a 3-part Hot Topic in which Dr. Roberts describes the characteristics of melanized fungi and the steps necessary to identify the specific fungi present. Part 2 focuses on rapidly growing fungi.
- Glenn D. Roberts, PhD
- Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and Microbiology at Mayo Clinic
The Melanized Fungi Series
- Hot Topic: Identification of Melanized (Dematiaceous) Fungi Part 1
- Hot Topic: Identification of Melanized (Dematiaceous) Fungi Part 2
- Hot Topic: Identification of Melanized (Dematiaceous) Fungi Part 3
- FUNID/8223 Culture Referred for Identification, Fungus
- FGEN/84389 Fungal Culture, Routine
- FDERM/87283 Fungal Culture, Dermal
- FBL/50022 Fungal Culture, Blood
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