J. D. MURPHY, M.D.; S. BORNSTEIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Molds are fungi that are ubiquitous, easily recognized and readily classified as belonging to one of three main groups the prototypes of which are known as penicillium, aspergillus and mucor. Aside from their occasional allergenic action, in general they can be regarded as saprophytic or parasitic to other plants. When they are recovered from clinical or postmortem specimens, it is difficult to determine whether they should be regarded as pathogens or even as secondary invaders,1 for their wide distribution and easy transmission through the air permit their spores to be carried to lesions of the skin or into sputum, and
MURPHY JD, BORNSTEIN S. MUCOR-MYCOSIS OF THE LUNG1. Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:442–453. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-2-442
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