Sclerotium formation in an Aspergillus flavus wound infection

Karen A. Frank, William G. Merz, Grover M. Hutchins

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A patient studied at autopsy was found to have a post-operative wound infection with Aspergillus flavus in which there was the formation of fungal structures resembling sclerotia. The ability of Aspergillus to form sclerotia in tissue appears to be rare and is related to the strain of Aspergillus flavus. Since sclerotia are considered as structures capable of withstanding dramatic shifts in the environment, the production of these in tissue may affect the efficacy of antifungal therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-188
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Aspergillus
  • calcium oxalate
  • infectious disease
  • sclerotium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • veterinary (miscalleneous)


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