, Volume 175, Issue 1–2, pp 115–121 | Cite as

Rare Arthroconidial Fungi in Clinical Samples: Scytalidium cuboideum and Arthropsis hispanica

  • Alejandra Giraldo
  • Deanna A. Sutton
  • Josepa GenéEmail author
  • Annette W. Fothergill
  • Josep Cano
  • Josep Guarro


We report the presence of the two arthroconidial anamorphic fungi, Scytalidium cuboideum and Arthropsis hispanica, in clinical samples from the USA. Both fungi were morphologically and molecularly identified. The antifungal susceptibility of four isolates of A. hispanica and five of S. cuboideum to eight antifungal drugs is provided.


Arthropsis hispanica DNA analysis Clinical specimens Morphological identification Scytalidium cuboideum 



This study was supported by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, grants CGL 2009-08698/BOS and CGL 2011-27185/BOS.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alejandra Giraldo
    • 1
  • Deanna A. Sutton
    • 2
  • Josepa Gené
    • 1
    Email author
  • Annette W. Fothergill
    • 2
  • Josep Cano
    • 1
  • Josep Guarro
    • 1
  1. 1.Unitat de Micologia, Facultat de Medicina i Ciències de la SalutUniversitat Rovira i Virgili, IISPVReus, TarragonaSpain
  2. 2.Fungus Testing Laboratory, Department of PathologyUniversity of Texas Health Science CenterSan AntonioUSA

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