Acremonium strictum

This species is a common inhabitant of soils worldwide and can be isolated from plant surfaces, fuel and fuel filters. Import in an indoor context, A. strictum is found widely in the atmosphere and is common observed on food and moist indoor surfaces (e.g. humidifiers). It is possible that moldy homes can show greater numbers of this species in winter months. A. strictum has caused infections in chemotherapy and transplant patients. Infections of blood, cerebrospinal fluid, eye, pulmonary, peritoneal, toenail and fingernail have been reported for this species, although they appear to be relatively rare. However, reports of infections by species of the genus Acremonium appear to be on the rise.

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Acremonium strictum