Skip to Content

phaeohyphomycosis

Pronunciation: fe'o-hi'fo-mi-ko'sis

Definition: A group of superficial and deep infections caused by fungi that form pigmented hyphae and yeastlike cells in tissue, dematiaceous fungal infections other than chromoblastomycosis and mycetomas. In humans, cats, and horses, phaeohyphomycosis is caused by many species.

[G. phaios, dusky, + hyphe, web, + mycosis]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Hide