Curvularia is a species of mold that relate mostly to subtropical and tropical plant parasites.
However, three ubiquitous species have been recovered from human infections, principally from cases of mycotic keratitis. These are Curvularia lunata, Curvularia pallescens and Curvularia geniculata.
Curvularia lunata is a widespread contaminant of seed crops. Indoors it is common in floor and mattress dust; wallpaper and painted wood.
Health Effects Associated With Curvularia
Curvularia lunata poses an inhalation and a deep skin (dermal) inoculation health risk to persons with week immune system. It also poses health risks related to major barrier breaks such as corneal perforation, major surgery, peritoneal or venous catheter presence, and injection drug use
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