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- The pathogenic importance of moulds extends mainly to the areas of secondary and opportunistic infections and to allergological phenomena (type I sensitisation, see mould allergy below), which primarily occur on the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.
- Mould fungus infections on the skin often occur as a beneficiary of an already existing dermatophyte infection, e.g. with Tinea unguium. Here they lead to different colour changes: Scopulariopsis brevicaulis leads to a brown colour, Alternaria and Cladosporium infections to a dark to black shade. However, they can also be the primary cause of skin infections (e.g. nail mycosis or granulomatous local infections, the diagnosis of which is random).
- Among the species relevant for mould sensitization are Aspergillus, Penicillium and Cladosporium.
- Furthermore, moulds play an important role as pathogens of opportunistic infections in patients with immunosuppression and/or under long-term antibiotic therapy.
- The most frequent systemic mould mycoses are caused by species of the genus Aspergillus as well as by species from the group of zygomycetes ( Mucor, Rhizopus, Absidia), s.a. Cephalosporiosis, Verticilliosis, Hemisporosis, Peyronellaeosis, Myzetome, Chromomycosis, Black Piedra, Cutaneous Alternariosis. Less frequent are infections caused by Fusarium species (see Fusarium solani below).
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S.u. and the respective clinical picture.
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Brasch J (2012) News on diagnostics and therapy of mycoses. Dermatologist 63: 390-395
- Brasch J et al (2008) Cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Alternaria infectoria. Case report and short review. Acta Dermatovenereol 88: 160-161
Incoming links (8)Acladiosis; Allergen; Allergen; Cephalosporiosis; Hemisporosis; Infectious diseases of the skin; Inhalation allergies, occupational; Pheohyphomycosis;
Outgoing links (16)Alternariosis cutaneous; Aspergillosis; Aspergillus fumigatus; Cephalosporiosis; Chromomycosis; Fusarium solani; Hemisporosis; Mould allergy; Mucorycoses; Myzetome; ... Show all
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