Infectious Disease Compendium

Ochroconis

Microbiology

Mold. Ochroconis (Verruconis) gallopava is a well recognised species and has been reported as a chicken and turkey pathogen.  Occasional human infections have been reported with a predilection for the brain and lung. There are others (PubMed) O. mirabilis, O. cordanae, O. olivacea, O. ramosa.

Epidemiologic Risks

Environmental, it lives in decaying vegetable matter and soon to be decaying matter.

Syndromes

Pulmonary and CNS infections in mostly transplant patients. Alemtuzumab is a risk (PubMed).

Treatment

Debride if at all possible. Amphotericin B, posaconazole, voriconazole. Micafungin has good MIC's (PubMed).

Notes

Last update: 05/05/18