The Infection of Human Skin and Nail by Scytalidium Species

  • Mary K. Moore
Part of the Current Topics in Medical Mycology book series (CT MYCOLOGY, volume 4)

Abstract

The Form-genus Scytalidium was established by Pesante1 in 1957 to accommodate dematiaceous hyphomycetes producing fission arthroconidia. The nomenclatural type for the genus was an isolate from rotting Platanus, Scytalidium lignicola. Microscopical examination of this fungus revealed small, hyaline fission arthroconidia together with larger, brown conidia, which in the original description are termed chlamydoconidia. During the last 20 years a number of fungi currently classified within this genus have been reported to be human pathogens.

Keywords

Agar Smoke Fusarium Egypt Populus 

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