This type of fungi occasionally causes bovine mastitis especially in those with compromised or weak immune systems already.
The rhodotorula bacteria or fungi is located in the air we breath, the dirt in the ground, in the ocean water, fruit juices, and in dairy foods just to name a few places.
This type of bacteria or fungi likes to colonize plants, humans and animals alike. It is a part of the basidiomycota phylum species and the family cryptococcaceae, or subfamily of Rhodotorulodeae.
Three Active Species
SepticemiaOne of the conditions that Rhodotorula can cause is bacterial septicemia. Bacterial septicemia is an extremely deadly infection that can affect the stomach, urinary system, and lungs.
EndocarditisAnother condition rhodotorula can cause is bacterial endocarditis. Bacterial endocarditis is inflammation of the inner heart chamber and heart valve lining.
Bacterial endocarditis can be caused when the rhodotorula bacteria is spread from your mouth or other part of your body into your bloodstream and to your heart.
Endocarditis can damage or even destroy your heart valves if it is left without the person receiving proper treatment from a doctor.