Acremonium toxic mold is an allergen and may cause asthma, hay fever or lung infections in genetically sensitive people. This mold is also considered pathogenic and toxigenic.
- Allergen: coughing and sniffles
- Toxigenic: young, sick, and elderly
- Pathogenic: everyone
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Acremonium is usually found in soil, dead organic debris, hay, and foodstuff with a white, pale pink, or salmon coloration with a thinly velvety texture. Acremonium is disseminated as a wet spore by an insect or water droplet, and as a dry spore by the wind. For indoor growth, this fungus requires very wet conditions. Most species of Acremonium do not grow at 98.6°F.
As a pathogen, in immunocompromised patients, it has been known to cause mycetoma, keratitis, onychomycosis as well as other rare infections. Acremonium also is of concern in persons with wound injuries.
As a toxigenic agent, it produces cephalosporins, an important class of antibiotics.
Acremonium was formerly referred to in the science world as Cephalosporium.
Additional information can be found at EMLab Fungal Library.