(S.B. Saksena) Samson, (1970)
Acrophialophora nainiana Edward, (1961)
Acrophialophora fusispora is an ascomycete fungus that is a plant, animal, and human pathogen. The fungus is naturally found in soils in tropical to temperate regions. It is poorly studied but appears to opportunistically infect the eyes, lungs, and brains of humans, particularly affecting the airways of patients with cystic fibrosis. Eye infections have causes keratitis, while a cerebral infection in a young girl resulted in a brain abscess. At least seven confirmed cases have been described, but misidentifications may mean it is more common. The fungus also has two documented cases of infection in dogs.
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