Scedosporium inflatum, an emerging pathogen

I. F. Salkin, M. R. McGinnis, M. J. Dykstra, M. G. Rinaldi

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The salient morphologic and physiologic characteristics of 18 isolates of Scedosporium inflatum, a newly reported human pathogen, were compared with those of the morpholigically similar fungi Scedosporium apiospermum, Scopulariopsis brevicaulis, and Scopulariopsis brumptii. The formation by S. inflatum of annelloconidia in wet clumps at the apices of annellides with swollen bases was found to be the most useful characteristic in differentiating this potential pathogen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)498-503
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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  • Microbiology (medical)


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