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    Although isolates of filamentous basidiomycetes can usually be recognized in a clinical laboratory setting, identification is problematic, as they seldom exhibit diagnostic morphological features formed in nature. This paper is the first report of Inonotus (Phellinus ) tropicalis inciting human disease and describes the methods used to support the identification.

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    Sutton, D.A.; Thompson, E.H.; Rinaldi, M.G.; Iwen, P.C.; Nakasone, K.K.; Jung, H.S.; Rosenblatt, H.M.; Paul, M.E. 2005. Identification and first report of Inonotus (Phellinus) tropicalis as an etiologic agent in a patient with chronic granulomatous disease. Journal of clinical microbiology. Vol. 43, no. 2 (Feb. 2005): Pages 982-987


    Inonotus tropicalis, chronic granulomatous disease, etiologic agents, basidiomycetes, identification

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