• Michael R. McGinnis
  • Anthony E. Hilger


Phaeohyphomycosis encompasses a heterogeneous group of fungal infections caused by a variety of fungi that grow in tissue, either as dematiaceous yeasts, pseudohyphae, hyphae of various shapes and sizes, or a combination of all of these forms. Clinically, phaeohyphomycosis is classified on the basis of tissues involved and the pathology produced (McGinnis, 1983). The disease may be superficial, cutaneous, subcutaneous, or systemic. The infection has an impact on public health, both in humans and animals, such as birds, cats, cattle, fish, and horses.


Etiologic Agent Alternaria Alternata Chronic Meningitis Dematiaceous Fungus Hyaline Hypha 
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  • Michael R. McGinnis
  • Anthony E. Hilger

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