There are reports of illness include pulmonary infection, endocarditis, and osteomyelitis from Neosartorya toxic mold.
Health effects, allergenicity, and toxicity of Neosartorya toxic molds are closely related to the Aspergillus anamorph and have rarely been studied apart from that primary phase.
Aspergillus, as an allergen, has been known to cause infections in the lungs, including bronchitis and allergenic fungal sinusitis) symptoms.
As a pathogen, it has been known to cause respiratory, invasive, cutaneous, ear, and corneal disease including fumigatus (fungus ball), flavus (nasal sinus lesions), and niger (“swimmer’s ear”).
As a toxigenic agent, it produces flavus, fumigatus, niger, usutus, and versicolor causing agents as well as many others.
Neosartorya species are the sexual states of Aspergillus species, notably the Aspergillus fumigatus group among others.
Neosartorya is common and is most closely related to Emericella, another genus with Aspergillus anamorphs. Neosartorya is likely to be present along with related aspergilli if growth has been long term and the nutrients of the substrate are conducive for the conversion to sexual phase.
Reports of illness include pulmonary infection, endocarditis, and osteomyelitis.
Natural habitat is soil.
- Allergen: coughing and sniffles
- Toxigenic: young, sick, and elderly
- Pathogenic: everyone
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