Exserohilum

Exserohilum

(eks'ĕr-ō-hī'lŭm),
A genus of fungi that causes human phaeohyphomycosis.

Ex·ser·o·hi·lum

(eks'ĕr-ō-hī'lŭm)
A genus of fungi; a cause of human phaeohyphomycosisFound in the environment, on grasses and, other plants.
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The Mycotic Diseases Branch Laboratory at CDC confirmed the presence of Exserohilum rostratum, an environmental mold and the primary pathogen in this outbreak, in lots 08 and 06 (3); detection of E.
Mold can even infect the central nervous system, often fatally, as occurred in a 2012 outbreak of meningitis from epidural injections contaminated by Exserohilum rostratum.
Those thought to be at high risk were recommended to undergo a spinal tap to look for the rare disease-causing black fungus Exserohilum.
It is, however, important to note that the fungal organism most commonly associated with fungal meningitis in the current outbreak, Exserohilum rostratum, is currently uncharacterized relative to its contribution of (1,3)-b-D-glucan to the bloodstream.
Sealed vials of the steroid, made by the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts, contained exserohilum rostratum, a fungus found in soil and plants.
The CDC has confirmed that the fungus exserohilum rostratum was present in at least 10 people stricken with the infection.
Cultures of cerebrospinal fluid and histopathologic analysis of specimens have so far indicated fungal infection with Aspergillus species in 1 patient and Exserohilum species in 10 patients.
Originally thought to arise solely from Aspergillus infection, AFRS has been shown to involve dematiaceous fungi, including Bipolaris, Curvularia, Exserohilum, and Alternaria spp, in 67% of cases.
Compounds 1-4 were evaluated against the plant pathogens Exserohilum turcicum, Fusarium oxysporum f.
Besides Curvularia, other dematiaceous molds causing sinusitis include Bipolaris, Exserohilum, Alternaria, and Cladosporium species.
Effect of carbon sources on the production of extracellular cell wall degrading enzymes by Exserohilum rostratum.
The fungus has now been identified as Exserohilum, a rare, aggressive and now deadly fungus.