Hyalohyphomycosis

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Hyalohyphomycosis

An infection caused by a fungus with hyaline (colourless) mycelium in tissue, e.g., species of Fusarium, penicillium, and Scopulariopsis; circumstances for infections usually involve a decrease in body resistance due to surgery, indwelling catheters, steroid therapy, or immunosuppressive drugs or cytotoxins.

Origin: hyalo-_ g. Hyphe, web, _ mykes, fungus, _ -osis, condition