What Is Torula SP?

Torula is a genus of widespread fungi in the phylum Ascomycota. Although some of its species are desirable, most are pathogens of plants, animals, and humans.

History of Torula SP

In 1794, the genus torula was first described by Persoon, who described it as a species with dark-colored moniliform hyphae that crept over bark, dead wood, and plant stems.

Persoon also mentioned that the individual cells of torula sp gradually broke into arthrospores.

A few years after Persoon’s discovery, scientists all around the world conducted over a dozen studies on the newly formed yet mysterious genus.

Their studies revealed that species of torula are dematiaceous, hyphomycetes, and darkly pigmented fungi that reproduce asexually by conidia in strings of bead-like chains.

Furthermore, their colony size is variable as they can range from 1 to 2 millimeters of diameter patches covering huge areas and encircling stems.

Lastly, those studies also proved that torula sp is discrete, dry, and has a felty, fuzzy and, velvety appearance that makes it easily recognizable under a microscope.

Symptoms of Diseases Caused By Torula SP

Since different species of the genus torula can lead to different health issues, the symptoms vary depending on the condition we’re talking about.

However, in the vast majority of cases, torula sp causes cryptococcosis — which is a pulmonary or disseminated infection with the following symptoms:

  • Confusion
  • Nausea or headaches
  • Chest pain or dry cough
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Skin rash or pinpoint red spots
  • Fever, fatigue, and excessive sweating at night
  • Swollen glands without the appearance of infection in nearby areas

Although none of those symptoms sound serious, health experts say that cryptococcosis can lead to permanent damage to the infected area if it’s not treated right away.

How You Can Treat Torula SP

Since torula sp is developing resistance to antibiotics, there’s no knowing whether the medicine that can treat it today will work tomorrow.

Currently, doctors typically prescribe a course of amphotericin B and flucytosine for three days, followed by a week of fluconazole to treat an infection caused by torula sp.

All that being said, unless you’re already suffering from a disease caused by a species of the genus torula, 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 facing a problem caused by torula sp?

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

How Alliance Enviro-Tech Can Help

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

Our Path-Guard® System can kill torula 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.