Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi 2007 Nov;45(11):907-11
J Cyst Fibros 2008 Nov 20;7(6):576-80. Epub 2008 Jun 20.
Department of Bacteriology, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT9 7AD, United Kingdom.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients may suffer increased morbidity and mortality through colonisation, allergy and invasive infection from fungi. The black yeast, Exophiala dermatitidis (synonym Wangiella dermatitidis) has been found with increasing frequency in sputum specimens of CF patients, with reported isolation rates ranging from 1.1 to 15. Read More
Mycoses 2006 Nov;49(6):504-9
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.
Exophiala (Wangiella) dermatitidis is a melanised (darkly pigmented) yeast-like organism that has been reported from the environment and wild animals. The organism is a frequent coloniser of lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis and causes occasional disseminated phaeohyphomycosis and fungaemia. Exophiala dermatitidis is distributed worldwide, but cerebral cases are restricted to East Asia. Read More
J Infect Chemother 2014 Jul 22;20(7):446-9. Epub 2014 Apr 22.
Medical Mycology Research Center, Chiba University, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8673, Japan.
Exophiala dermatitidis pneumonia is extremely rare. Here we report a case of E. dermatitidis pneumonia successfully treated with long-term itraconazole therapy. Read More
Respiration 2004 Jul-Aug;71(4):360-6
Institute for Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Bonn, Bonn, The Netherlands.
Background: Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are at an increased risk of pulmonary colonisation by opportunistic micro-organisms. Using specialised methods, the black yeast Exophiala dermatitidis could consistently be cultured from CF patients. Isolation rates from sputum samples ranged between 1. Read More