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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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HOFFMANN, Camila de Camargo; DANUCALOV, Itamara Pereira; PURIM, Katia Sheylla Malta and QUEIROZ-TELLES, Flavio. Infections caused by dematiaceous fungi and their anatomoclinical correlations. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.1, pp.138-141. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000100021.
The Exophiala genus comprises dimorphic melanized fungi responsible for a spectrum of diseases including phaeohyphomycosis, mycetoma, chromoblastomycosis and fungemia. The E. jeanselmei species is predominant in such infections, followed by E. dermatitidis. This paper aims at reporting four cases and at discussing clinical, histologycal, mycologycal and epidemiologycal aspects for its diagnosis.
Keywords : Exophiala; Chromoblastomycosis; Fungi.