Emergomyces africanus in Soil, South Africa.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We detected Emergomyces africanus, a thermally dimorphic fungus that causes an HIV-associated systemic mycosis, by PCR in 18 (30%) of 60 soil samples from a wide range of habitats in South Africa. Direct and indirect culture techniques were unsuccessful. Experimental intraperitoneal inoculation of conidia induced murine disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schwartz, IS; Lerm, B; Hoving, JC; Kenyon, C; Horsnell, WG; Basson, WJ; Otieno-Odhiambo, P; Govender, NP; Colebunders, R; Botha, A

Published Date

  • February 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 377 - 380

PubMed ID

  • 29350144

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5782882

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1080-6059

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3201/eid2402.171351


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States