Penicilliosis

Kenrad E. Nelson, Khuanchai Supparatpinyo, Nongnuch Vanittanakom

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Abstract

More than 200 species of the Penicillium genus have been described. Penicillium organisms are abundant in nature and are common laboratory contaminants. However, Penicillium marneffei is the only dimorphic species. The organism is commonly responsible for disseminated invasive infections in humans with HIV infection or AIDS in the endemic areas of Southeast Asia and southern China. Penicillium marneffei has also been found to cause natural infections in several species of rodents in the endemic areas, and rodents can be infected experimentally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssentials of Clinical Mycology
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages399-411
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781441966407
ISBN (Print)9781441966391
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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