Infectious Disease Compendium

Pseudallescheria boydii

Microbiology

An environmental mold. Now called Scedosporium.

Epidemiologic Risks

Trauma to soft tissues, cytotoxic neutropenia.

Syndromes

Focal infections of skin (mycetoma), eyes, and disseminated disease; lung and brain infections predominate.

Treatment

As of 2004 its probably voriconazole.

Notes

Resistant to amphotericin B.