Pseudallescheria boydii is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Antibiotic (ABX) Guide.

To view the entire topic, please or purchase a subscription.

Johns Hopkins Guides provide diagnosis, management, and treatment guidance for infectious diseases, diabetes, and psychiatric conditions. Explore these free sample topics:

Johns Hopkins Guides

~~ The first section of this topic is shown below ~~

MICROBIOLOGY

  • Fungal organism with thin-walled, septate, branching hyphae; sized 2.5-5 microns.
    • P. boydii is the sexual form of Scedosporium apiospermum.
    • Ubiquitous; typically found in soil, sewage, brackish/polluted water.
    • Identificaiton through fungal culture is imperative as histopathology is indistinguishable from Aspergillus.
  • Acquisition through inhalation or traumatic inoculation through the skin.
  • High concentrations of Scedosporium species can be found near gas stations, in urban parks, at industrial sites, and within agricultural areas (this is related to nitrogen concentration and pH) [11].

~~ To view the remaining sections of this topic, please
or purchase a subscription ~~

Last updated: November 29, 2014