What Is Calcarisporium sp?

Calcarisporium is a genus of widespread and ecologically diverse fungi. Many of its species are pathogens of plants, animals, and humans, causing diseases like fungal infections.

History of Calcarisporium SP

In 1851, the calcarisporium species was established by Preuss and typified by C. arbuscula Preuss.

Since then, over a hundred studies have been conducted worldwide to study the multiple species of the genus calcarisporium, including arbuscula, pallidum, and xylariicola.

Those studies revealed that the calcarisporium genus comprises a small proportion of the fungal biota, and it is most closely related to Sporothrix and Nodulisporium.

Furthermore, it is more common in northern forested and southeastern areas of the United States.

However, so far, that’s about all the information we have on calcarisporium. We know little regarding its health effects, toxicity, or allergenicity.

All we know is that it can cause fungal infections, but even those cases are rare.

Although we know little now, we may find out more soon as researchers and scientists from all over the world continue to discover new species of calcarisporium.

Just recently, during a survey of fungicolous fungi, a new novel taxon from the surface of stroma of an unidentified Xylaria species was collected.

Phylogenetic analyses showed that the taxon was clustered with calcarisporium sp. and C. arbuscula isolates.

Then, a detailed morphological examination took place to indicate the taxon was a distinct species which was named Calcarisporium xylariicola sp.

So as the discovery of new species of calcarisporium continues, we are likely to find out more about this mysterious genus of ecologically diverse fungi soon.

Symptoms of Diseases Caused By Calcarisporium SP

Some species of calcarisporium, such as arbuscula, pallidum, and xylariicola, can cause fungal infections — which typically have the following symptoms:

  • Itching
  • Blisters
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Scaly skin

Although none of those symptoms are serious, in rare cases, fungal infections can lead to permanent skin damage if they’re not treated right away.

How You Can Treat Calcarisporium SP

Since calcarisporium sp are developing resistance to antibiotics, there’s no knowing whether the medicine that can treat them today will work tomorrow.

Currently, doctors typically prescribe antifungal drugs like econazole, miconazole, and clotrimazole, to treat an infection caused by a species of the genus calcarisporium.

All that being said, unless you’re already suffering from a disease caused by calcarisporium sp, you shouldn’t be worrying about the treatment.

You should be worrying about how to prevent the disease.

Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So why not take safety precautions right now, so you won’t have to face the risk of catching a disease caused by calcarisporium sp?

If you’re now wondering what safety precautions we are talking about, disinfecting your home and workplace with a solution that can kill calcarisporium sp is all you need to do.

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