Genus of dematiaceous fungi that are among the causes of phaeohyphomycosis; some Drechslera and Helminthosporium species are now classified as Bipolaris species.
Genus of dematiaceous fungi that is among the causes of phaeohyphomycosis.
Bipolaris(bī″pō-lār′ĭs [″ + L. polaris, polar])
A genus of filamentous pigment-producing fungi that can cause disease in immunosuppressed and immunocompetent patients. Bipolaris species are found in soils and vegetation, and have been identified in brain, lung, and sinus infections.
1. a fungus which elaborates a toxin (sterigmatocystin) capable of producing hepatic carcinoma; includes B. spicifera.
2. a fungal cause of cutaneous chromomycosis in animals; the imperfect state of Cochliobolus spp. Called also Drechslera, Curvularia and Helminthosporium.
Patient discussion about Bipolaris
Q. Doctor knows? what can happen to people suffering from severe cases of bipolar symptoms, if they have sensitivity to medicine and it has a reverse affect on them? The doctor does not know.
A. My partner has a sensitivity to medications and lithium almost pushed her over the edge... her meds had to be changed and she had to be monitored while the change was happening. There are plenty of differnt options with medications to treat bipolar... if you are being treated by your gp, ask to see a psychiatrist. A gp's knowledge of mental health is probably very limited...More discussions about Bipolaris