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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Fungal organism with thin-walled, septate, branching hyphae; sized 2.5-5 microns.
    • P. boydii is the sexual form of Scedosporium apiospermum.
    • Ubiquitous; typically found in soil, sewage, brackish/polluted water.
    • Identificaiton through fungal culture is imperative as histopathology is indistinguishable from Aspergillus.
  • Acquisition through inhalation or traumatic inoculation through the skin.
  • High concentrations of Scedosporium species can be found near gas stations, in urban parks, at industrial sites, and within agricultural areas (this is related to nitrogen concentration and pH)[5].

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Last updated: November 29, 2014

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