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a genus of imperfect fungi commonly found in soil and elsewhere; C. luna´ta is found in human mycetomas.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A genus of dark-colored fungi that grow rapidly on culture media. Generally regarded as contaminants, two species, Curvularia lunata and Curvularia geniculata, are among the species capable of producing mycetoma in humans, keratomycosis, sinusitis, and phaeohyphomycosis.
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An opportunistic fungus widely spread in nature; plant pathogen known to cause leaf spots, seedling blight, and failure of seeds to germinate. In humans, this fungus has been associated with sinusitis, keratitis, pulmonary infections, and in the immunocompromised patient, occasionally, disseminated disease.
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