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.
Environmental, it lives in decaying vegetable matter and soon to be decaying matter.
Pulmonary and CNS infections in mostly transplant patients. Alemtuzumab is a risk (PubMed).
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