Infectious Disease Compendium

Ochroconis gallopava

Microbiology

Mold. Ochroconis gallopava is a well recognised species and has been reported as an turkey pathogen, especially in poultry.  Occasional human infections have been reported with a prediliction for the brain and lung.

Epidemiologic Risks

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

Syndromes

Pulmonary and CNS infections in mostly transplant pateints. Almetuzumab is a risk (PubMed).

Treatment

Debride if at all possible. Amphotericin B or voriconazole

Notes

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)