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Curvularia sp.

ALLERGENICITY

Allergenic (73,74,76,77,282-284,286,341,574,575)

MYCOTOXINS PRODUCED

Belfedrin A (26), Curvularin (576), Curvularol (577).

PATHOGENICITY IN HUMANS 

Occasionally a cause of nail (1,578-580,1094), eye (1,2,122,161,579,581-585,621,622), (sub)cutaneous (1,2,579,586-588,591,598), sinus (1,579,588-593), heart (579,591,594), pulmonary infection (591,595,598), mycetoma (1,579,595-597), pneumonia (297,579,591), cerebral abscess (579,595,598), peritonitis (1) and disseminated infection (579,591,598-601). Mostly in immunocompromised patients.

IDENTIFICATION CHARACTERISTICS on POTATO DEXTROSE AGAR (PDA)

Woolly, initially white becoming grayish-black with a black reverse. Conidia 3-septate, 4 cells, almost always curved at the third cell from the base, which is larger and darker than the others. (2)

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