Aspergillus fumigatus toxic mold is the most frequent cause of aspergillosis in humans. It may cause pulmonary, nasal, ocular, cerebral, bone, cardiovascular, and organ infections, particularly in the immunocompromised patient.
Aspergillus fumigatus toxic mold is also a cause of mycotic abortion in the cow and of respiratory infections in fowl.
Aspergillus fumigatus toxic mold is often found in compost, soil and plant material. It is characterized by rapid growth, with a powdery texture usually colored blue/green to gray/green on the surface. Aspergillus fumigatus is distinguished by its blue/green to gray/green colonies. Unlike most other medically important species of Aspergillus, it develops well at 118°F. In a typical form characterized by downy white colonies is occasionally isolated from cases of aspergilloma or chronic bronchopulmonary colonization. These isolates grow well at 118°F. Aspergillus is one of the most common fungal genera, worldwide, and Aspergillus fumigatus is one of the most common species found.
- Allergen: coughing and sniffles
- Toxigenic: young, sick, and elderly
- Pathogenic: everyone
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