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Stachybotrys eucylindrospora isolated from foreign material following a traumatic eye injury

Authors

  • Nathan P. Wiederhold,

    1. Fungus Testing Laboratory, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
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  • Deanna A. Sutton,

    1. Fungus Testing Laboratory, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
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  • De-Wei Li,

    1. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Valley Laboratory, Windsor, CT, USA
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  • Yu Liang,

    1. Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA
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  • Elizabeth H. Thompson,

    1. Fungus Testing Laboratory, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
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  • Brian L. Wickes,

    1. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
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  • Monica L. Herrera,

    1. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
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  • Sandra L. Rhoads,

    1. Diagnostic Infectious Diseases Testing Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA
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  • Joel E. Mortensen

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    2. Diagnostic Infectious Diseases Testing Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    • Correspondence: J. E. Mortensen, PhD, Professor, Director, Diagnostic Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA.

      Tel.: +1 513 636 5310. Fax: +1 513 803 9018.

      E-mail: joel.mortensen@cchmc.org

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Summary

Stachybotrys eucylindrospora was characterised as a new species in 2007, and we present the first report of this organism isolated from foreign material recovered from a patient. It is probable that isolates of this species have been previously identified as either Stachybotrys chartarum or Stachybotrys cylindrospora.

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