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Scopulariopsis       Print PDF

Natural Habitat

  • Soil

Suitable Substrates in the Indoor Environment

  • Dairy products
  • Fruit
  • Grain
  • Meat
  • Paper
  • Wood

Mode of Dissemination

  • Wind

Allergenic Potential

  • Type III (hypersensitivity)

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

  • Onychomycosis in toe nails
  • Skin lesions
  • Mycetoma
  • Keratitis
  • Endophthalmitis, invasive sinusitis, pulmonary infections, endocarditis, and brain abscess typically only afflict immunocompromised patients.

Industrial Uses

  • Unknown

Potential Toxins Produced

  • Scopulariopsis brevicaulis produces arsine gas from arsenate dyes found in wallpaper covered with Paris Green