A mycotic infection of man or animals caused by a number of hyaline (non-dematiaceous) hyphomycetes where the tissue morphology of the causative organism

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A mycotic infection of man or animals caused by a number of hyaline (non-dematiaceous) hyphomycetes where the tissue morphology of the causative organism is mycelial. This separates it from phaeohyphomycosis where the causative agents are brown-pigmented fungi. Hyalohyphomycosis is a general term used to group together infections caused by unusual hyaline fungal pathogens that are not agents of otherwise-named infections; such as Aspergillosis. Etiological agents include species of Penicillium, Paecilomyces, Acremonium, Beauveria, Fusarium, and Scopulariopsis. Hyalohyphomycosis. Slide 2 The clinical manifestations of hyalohyphomycosis are many ranging from harmless saprophytic colonization to acute invasive disease. Predisposing factors include prolonged neutropenia, especially in leukaemia patients or in bone marrow transplant recipients, corticosteroid therapy, cytotoxic chemotherapy and to a lesser extent patients with AIDS. The typical patient is granulocytopenic and receiving broad-spectrum antibiotics for unexplained fever. Hyalohyphomycosis. Slide 3 334 Slide 4 335 Slide 5 336 Slide 6 337 Slide 7 338 Slide 8 339 Slide 9 340 Slide 10 341 Slide 11 342 Slide 12 343 Slide 13 344 Slide 14 345 Slide 15 346 Slide 16 347