Curvularia sp

Curvularia sp

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Curvularia sp

Curvularia sp Species Information

30+ species. Ubiquitous, Cosmopolitan.

Curvularia sp Growth Characteristics

Grows well on cellulose surfaces.

Where is Curvularia sp found?

Often found outside growing in soil, plant litter and decaying plants as well as on leaves. Often found growing inside on a variety of building materials.

Is Curvularia sp Allergenic?

Reported to be allergenic.

This mold is a potential allergen. Some people may experience hay fever, asthma and or allergic fungal sinusitis.

Toxins Produced by Curvularia sp

No toxins from this mold have been identified at this time.

Curvularia sp Health Effects

It may cause corneal infections, mycetoma and infections in immune compromised hosts.

This mold has been known to cause onychomycosis, ocular keratitis, sinusitis, mycetoma, pneumonia, endocarditis, cerebral abscess, and disseminated infection. Most cases are from immunocompromised patients.

Curvularia sp Uses

No known industrial uses at this time.

How to test for / identify the presence of Curvularia sp

This mold can be identified in air and direct sampling but may be misidentified as Drechslera.

Is Curvularia sp a "black mold"


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