A sibling is: Fungi: Clavicipitaceae / Hypocreales / Sordariomycetes
Fungi and the microbiome finally got on my radar. Apologies to some, but there is a lot of different items on the microbiome radar screen.
“Small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO)… Two recent studies showed that 26 % (24/94) and 25.3 % (38/150) of a series of patients with unexplained GI symptoms had SIFO. …. but evidence for eradication is lacking.”Small intestinal fungal overgrowth 
As I did with taxa years ago, I will be writing a blog on each one reviewing the literature. If there is sufficient data at the end, I may add it as a feature to Microbiome Prescription.
- CDC provides a list of known fungal diseases: Types of Fungal Diseases.
- For the current list of Fungi reviewed on this list, click Information of Different Types Of Fungi
One of my reader’s results motivated this choice. The data from a Thorne Microbiome Test. Almost 9 out of 10 people have less of it. The person also has a Crohn’s diagnosis.
Preventive for Fungi
The following are suggestions:
- Reduce and keep your living space humidity at 50% or lower (typically done by dehumidifiers). EPA recommends 30-50% [EPA]; we set our dehumidifiers for 35%.
- Use a HEPA filter appropriate to your space.
Effectiveness of Airborne Fungi Removal by using a HEPA Air Purifier Fan in Houses 
Typically they are described as “Room Size: Up to 1500 sq.ft. maximum”. We are more aggressive and divide that by 4. For example we use 3 Austin Air HealthMate HEPA Air Purifier for our 900 sq.ft. living space.
- Check the north side of your building for mold. If found pressure wash it off and if possible, apply substances to inhibit them coming back.
- Check for mushrooms in lawns etc. If found, remove them and treat where you found them.
Remember, all fungi are not the same. Antibacterial and Antifungal Activities of Spices  does not mention this fungi. Additionally, some spices are known to have Fungal Contamination of some Common Spices  and Fungi and aflatoxins associated with spices in the Sultanate of Oman  which included cloves (often deem an antifungal).
- Chaetomiaceae (Wikipedia)
- “The family contains several genera and species that have never been reported to cause human infection. ,,, including eye and skin infections, a toe infection, fungal peritonitis” Chaetomium-like fungi causing opportunistic infections in humans: a possible role for extremotolerance
- Cited in Breathing can be dangerous: Opportunistic fungal pathogens and the diverse community of the small mammal lung mycobiome 
- Fatal Cerebral Phaeohyphomycosis in an Immunocompetent Individual Due to Thielavia subthermophila▿  – a member of this group.
- From , lower numbers are more effective
- amphotericin B, 0.03 μg/ml;
- fluconazole, 8 μg/ml;
- itraconazole, 0.016 μg/ml;
- voriconazole, 0.016 μg/ml;
- posaconazole, 0.016 μg/ml;
- isavuconazole, 0.016 μg/ml.