What is Paecilomyces SP?

As a filamentous fungi, paecilomyces sp. is most often found where other plant pathogens are found- embedded into the damp, enriched soil of decaying plants or food. It is an infectious fungi that can be dangerous for humans as well as animals.

About Paecilomyces SP

Technically speaking, paecilomyces sp. is recognized as a contaminant in addition to being a fungi, because of its ability to infect food and beverages and cause them to spoil, thus going to waste.

Although it is more commonly discovered outside, paecilomyces sp. can also develop with ease indoors as well. It thrives particularly well on wet or moist areas that have limited air ventilation or light.

An infection from paecilomyces rarely happens as a result of an airborne or contact infection, but most often happens after surgeries as a result of accident or infection. Even more, this is often with impacted surgeries like the installation of heart valves or stents.

Symptoms of Diseases Caused by Paecilomyces SP

The symptoms of an infection from paecilomyces sp. include:

  • Endocarditis
  • Peritonitis
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Keratitis
  • Cutaneous infections
  • Pneumonia

These symptoms are significantly expanded for individuals who have a history of medical conditions or preexisting conditions. This also includes those who are immunocompromised or other autoimmune diseases that make it hard for them to fight infections as it is.

These infections have been known to spread somewhat easily, as they are often transferred through the sharing of contaminated fluids or circulation in an air conditioning system.

How You Can Treat Paecilomyces SP

To treat paecilomyces sp. depends on what types of symptoms an individual is experiencing. It is also a difficult infection to treat because many of the strains are powerfully resistant to typical antifungal medications.  This might include medications like efinaconazole and tavaborole.

Because paecilomyces sp. can be such a difficult fungi to treat, your safest bet is to avoid getting an infection in the first place. Disinfection services are an ideal way to ensure fungal particles are dead and cleared from a living and work space.

How Alliance Enviro-Tech Can Help

Alliance Enviro-Tech can disinfect both residential and commercial spaces thoroughly.

Our Path-Guard®  system can kill Paecilomyces SP in under 5 minutes, giving you peace of mind to know your property is safe for everyone living or working there.

For more information, contact us to find out how we can help keep your property safe and clean.