A fungus. Rhinocladiella aquaspersa, Rhinocladiella similis, Rhinocladiella mackenziei. R. atrovirens, R. basitona.
Found in tropical soil, inoculated into the feet of them what can't afford shoes.
Rhinocladiella mackenziei in the mid East.
Rhinocladiella aquaspersa, Rhinocladiella similis: Chromomycosis.
Rhinocladiella mackenziei brain abscess/phaeohyphomycos in poor hosts.
Rhinocladiella mackenziei: I&D if possible. NOT amphotericin, perhaps azoles posaconazole or isavuconazole (PubMed). Evidently it is "nearly 100% (fatal) with no instances of documented survival of patients (PubMed)."
Rhinocladiella mackenziei is a biohazard for the lab.
Last Update: 04/05/18.