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Kingdom  Fungi
Order  Chaetothyriales
Scientific name  Exophiala
Rank  Genus
Division  Ascomycota
Family  Herpotrichiellaceae
Higher classification  Herpotrichiellaceae
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Lower classifications  Exophiala dermatitidis, Exophiala jeanselmei

Exophiala salmonis fungi kingdom

Exophiala is a genus of anamorphic fungi in the family Herpotrichiellaceae. The widespread genus contains 28 species. The genus was formally described by J.W. Carmichael in 1966.


Exophiala Fun With Microbiology What39s Buggin39 You Exophiala dermatitidis

Exophiala has been implicated in causing 'Saxophone Lung' or hypersensitivity pneumonitis, a disease that can be contracted by woodwind instrumentalists (saxophonists, clarinettists, oboists etc.). A case study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology highlighted that it is possible to develop this allergic pulmonary disease through improper cleaning of instruments.

Exophiala Fun With Microbiology What39s Buggin39 You Exophiala dermatitidis

Exophiala werneckii is the organism responsible for tinea nigra.

Some sources equate Hortaea werneckii, Cladosporium werneckii, Exophiala werneckii, and Phaeoannellomyces werneckii.

Exophiala jeanselmei causes maduromycosis. This is usually an asymtomatic disease which presents with black or brown macular lesions which enlarge by peripheral extension. The lesion is darkest at the periphery and has very distinct margins. Lab diagnosis- using a KOH mount. Typically seen is brown septate branching hyphae or dark brown budding cells. Treatment is topical antifungal: miconazole or econazole.

Exophiala fungi kingdom


Exophiala Exophiala
  • Exophiala alcalophila
  • Exophiala angulospora
  • Exophiala attenuata
  • Exophiala calicioides
  • Exophiala castellanii
  • Exophiala dermatitidis
  • Exophiala dopicola
  • Exophiala exophialae
  • Exophiala heteromorpha
  • Exophiala hongkongensis
  • Exophiala jeanselmei
  • Exophiala lecanii-corni
  • Exophiala mansonii
  • Exophiala mesophila
  • Exophiala moniliae
  • Exophiala negronii
  • Exophiala phaeomuriformis
  • Exophiala pisciphila
  • Exophiala psychrophila
  • Exophiala salmonis
  • Exophiala spinifera

  • Exophiala Fun With Microbiology What39s Buggin39 You Exophiala dermatitidis


    Exophiala Wikipedia

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