Human Curvularia infections. Report of five cases and review of the literature.

  title={Human Curvularia infections. Report of five cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Michael G. Rinaldi and Peter Phillips and Joyce Schwartz and Richard E. Winn and Gary R. Holt and F W Shagets and J P Elrod and Gentaro Nishioka and T. B. Aufdemorte},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  volume={6 1},
Curvularia lunata is a saprobic dematiaceous mould that resides primarily in soil (Ellis, 1966). Reports of human disease caused by this organism are rare but include: endocarditis, brain abscess, skin infections, onychomycosis, keratitis, pneumonia, disseminated disease, mycetoma, allergic bronchopulmonary disease, and one case of sinusitis. Since 1983, we have encountered five cases of paranasal sinusitis due to C. lunata. None of the patients suffered from known immunologic disorders or… CONTINUE READING


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