This glossary is provided for general information only. It’s not meant to be a tool for self-diagnosis. For diagnosis consult a physician.
Candida - Candida sp. is part of the normal flora of mouth and other mucous membranes in the body. Thrush and other diseases caused by Candida albicans usually occur after prolonged treatment with antibiotics or steroids. The environment is not a likely source of exposure for this fungus. Cells from the organism are usually not airborne. Reported to be allergenic.
Cephalosporium - See Acremonium sp.
Cercospora - Species of Cercospora are plant pathogens and strictly found outdoors. Presence of spores of Cercospora indoors is due to infiltration from outdoor sources.
Cladosporium - Cladosporium spp are commonly found outdoors. The outdoor numbers are reduced in the winter. The numbers are often high in the summer. Often found indoors in numbers less than outdoor numbers. It is a common allergen. Indoor Cladosporium sp. may be different than the species identified outdoors. It is commonly found on the surface of fiber-glass duct liner in the interior of supply ducts and on cold, condensing surfaces. A wide variety of plants are food sources for this fungus. It is found on dead plants, woody plants, food, straw, soil, paint and textiles. It’s allergenic.
Cladosporium fulvum - Cladosporium fulvum (Fulvia fulva) is found on the leaves of tomatoes.
Cladosporium fulvum (Fulvia fulva) - It is found on the leaves of tomatoes.
Cladosporium herbarum - Cladosporium herbarum is found on dead plants, woody plants, food, straw, soil, paint and textiles.
Cladosporium macrocarpum - Cladosporium macrocarpum is found on dead plants, woody plants, food, straw, soil, paint and textiles.
Cladosporium sphaerospermum - It is found as a secondary invader of plants, food, soil, paint and textiles.
Conidobolus - Can cause a chronic inflammatory disease of the nasal mucosa (entomophthoromycosis).
Cryptostroma corticale - Found on the bark of maple and sycamore trees and on stored logs.
Cunninghamella - Can cause disseminated and pulmonary infections in immune compromised hosts.
Curvularia - Curvularia sp. is reportedly allergenic. Species of Curvularia are pathogens and saprophytes on a wide range of plants. Curvularia may cause corneal infections, mycetoma and infections in immune compromised hosts.