Nonmotile organisms that form hyphae or spores.
Associated with a number of diseases including skin infections, pulmonary infections, systemic and opportunistic infections.
Agents grow in Sabaroud’s agar and membranes contain ergosterol and chitin.
Exist in two forms: yeast and molds and their form is dependent on the temperature.
All dimorphic fungi can cause disseminated disease.
Among common fungi Candida species and Aspergillus species involve extracellular spaces, while Histoplasma capsulatum and Cryptococcus neoformans are commonly found in host macrophages as well as in interstitial tissues.