Beauveria

Characteristics: Allergen Type I, also considered a rare pathogen, and it is unknown whether it is a potential toxin.

Description: It is often found in soil, plant debris, and dung. It can also be found as a parasite on insects. It is disseminated as a dry spore by the wind. As an allergen, it has been known to cause Type I allergies including hay fever and asthma. As a pathogen, it has rarely been known to cause isolations from corneal lesions and lungs from an immunocompromised patient. It is not known to be toxigenic agent. It is a pathogen of silk worms and other insects.


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