Exophiala sp.

MYCOTOXINS PRODUCED

Antibiotic: Exophilin A (689)

PATHOGENICITY IN HUMANS 

Agent of phaeohyphomycosis (1,2): nail (690), (sub)cutanous (1,2,691-694), eye (1,122, 695-698), sinus (1), pulmonary (699-701), cerebral (1,2,702,703) infections, otitis (704), peritonitis (705,798), chromoblastomycosis (1,2,706,707,708), black-grain mycetomas in immunocompromised (2,709), fungemia (710-712).

IDENTIFICATION CHARACTERISTICS on POTATO DEXTROSE AGAR (PDA)

Yeast- like, slimy at center. smooth near the edge, later velvety, slow growth, color dark on both surface and reverse, annellides brown-pigmented, cylindrical with pointed tip, accumulated at the tips of the annellides or sliming down its length. Conidia oval to cylindrical, unicellular or bicellular. (1) vs. Wangiella, Phialophora

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