Clinical importance of the genus Curvularia

Krisztina Krizsán, T. Papp, Palanisamy Manikandan, Coimbatore Subramanian Shobana, Muthusamy Chandrasekaran, C. Vágvölgyi, L. Kredics

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Members of the genus Curvularia including species formerly classified as Bipolaris spp. in the Cochliobolus Group 2 are melanin-producing dematiaceous fungi. Among them C. australiensis, C. geniculata, C. hawaiiensis, C. lunata and C. spicifera are the species most frequently isolated from clinical samples. These fungi may cause local infections, primarily affecting the respiratory system, the cornea and the skin, in immunocompetent persons and invasive diseases in immunocompromised patients. Infections of the subcutaneous tissue, bone, endocardium and central nervous system have also been described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Mycology
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Trends and Future Prospects
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages58
ISBN (Electronic)9781498714228
ISBN (Print)9781498714211
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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    Krizsán, K., Papp, T., Manikandan, P., Shobana, C. S., Chandrasekaran, M., Vágvölgyi, C., & Kredics, L. (2015). Clinical importance of the genus Curvularia. In Medical Mycology: Current Trends and Future Prospects (pp. 147-204). CRC Press.