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Table 4 Fungal characterisation: kitchen, female and male wards

From: Identification of airborne microbiota in selected areas in a health-care setting in South Africa

Origin Species identification using MALDI-TOF MS Species identification using API Source Health effects References
Kitchen area Candida kefyr [anamorph] (Kluyveromyces marxianus spp. marxianus [teleomorph]) CBS 834 Candida spp. Plant debris, soil, wood, textiles, indoor air environment Causes pneumonia, keratomycosis, pulmonary mycosis with sepsis eumycotic dermatitis, peritonitis, etc. [36, 37]
Aureobasidium pullulans 16419 CBS BS
Aureobasidium pullulans 12235 CBS
Diabetic female ward Candida krusei [anamorph] (Issatchenkia orientalis[teleomorph]) ATCC 14243 THL Candida spp. Plant debris, soil, water, wood, textiles, food products, indoor and outdoor air environment Candidiasis with fungal infections of the skin, mucous membranes and internal organs [36, 37]
Phoma exigua spp. exigua CBS 431_74 CBS
Candida robustad [anamorph] (Saccharomyces cerevisiae [teleomorph]) INVSc1 BRL
Male ward Room 3 Candida glabrata ATCC 2001 T THL Candida spp. Plant debris, soil, water, wood, textiles, food products, indoor and outdoor air Candidiasis with fungal infections of the skin, mucous membranes and internal organs [36, 37]
Male ward Room 5 Agromyces rhizospherae HKI 302_DSM 14597 T HKJ Agromyces rhizospherae Plant debris, soil, wood, textiles, and indoor air environment Causes pneumonia, keratomycosis, pulmonary mycosis with sepsis eumycotic dermatitis, peritonitis, etc. [36, 37]
Candida parapsilosis ATCC 22019 THL
Male ward TB room Aureobasidium pullulans 16420 CBS Penicillium spp. Plant debris, soil, wood, food products, textiles, and indoor air environment Causes pneumonia, keratomycosis, peritonitis, etc. hypersensitivity pneumonitis, asthma, allergic alveolitis [36, 37]
Penicillium spp. IsolateS2 HED
Candida orthopsilosis P3118_8_37 HAC