Exserohilum toxic mold is a common allergen that may cause asthma, sniffles, and hay-fever like symptoms in genetically sensitive individuals.
This mold is also an occasional pathogen, but not known to be toxigenic.
Meningitis has been linked to Exserohilum toxic mold.
- Allergen: coughing and sniffles
- Toxigenic: young, sick, and elderly
- Pathogenic: everyone
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As an allergen, it has been known to cause symptoms like hay fever and asthma.
As a pathogen, Exserohilum toxic mold has rarely been known to cause keratitis, sinusitis, and osteomyelitis, most often occurring in immunocompromised persons, although infections also occur in normal hosts. One case of brain abscess reported in an immunocompromised patient.
Exserohilum is not considered a toxigenic agent.
Additional information can be found at EMLab Fungal Library.
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