Type of fungus; may cause dangerous infections, primarily of lungs and sinus
Prevalent under a variety of moisture conditions as a contaminant on almost any outdoor or indoor surface. There at least 15 varieties of Aspergillus mold that can be found in homes and offices, and most are allergy-inducing or toxic. May produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that result in unpleasant odors. Causes Type I and Type II allergies. It is implicated in numerous respiratory disorders as well as infections of the ear, eye, and invasive disease. Other infection sites for susceptible individuals vary widely. May produce several toxins with cytotoxic and carcinogenic (cancer-causing) effects.
a genus of fungi, which includes many common moulds, some of which cause infections of the respiratory system.
genus of common molds causing food spoilage and some pathogenic to plants and animals
a type of mold, or fungus, that may cause several different illnesses, including both infections and allergy.
An ubiquitous fungus, most commonly found in compost heaps. Aspergillus is a frequent cause of disease in transplant patients, and is increasingly seen in persons with HIV.
Teleomorph: Emericella (Ascomycetes), Eurotium (Ascomycetes) Found in soil, compost piles, decaying vegetation, stored grain, and other kinds of organic matter. Can be found indoors in water-damaged buildings. A few species can cause aspergillosis in humans with compromised or defective immune systems. Most people are naturally immune to this infection of the lung. Aspergillus fumigatus is the most common cause of aspergillosis, followed by A. flavus and A. niger. Some species are able to produce mycotoxins, depending on the strain, substrate, and/or food source. Others species are used in the manufacture of food, such as A. oryzae or A. soyae for soy sauce.
A species of fungus, which can cause infection of any mucous membrane including the ears, lungs and other organs.
sp. Aw: 0.75–0.82 Reported to be allergenic. Members of this genus are reported to cause ear infections. Many species produce mycotoxins that may be associated with disease in humans and animals. Toxin production is dependent on the species or a strain within a species and on the food source for the fungus. Some of these toxins have been found to be carcinogenic in animal species. Several toxins are considered potential human carcinogens. Common cause of extrinsic asthma (immediate-type hypersensitivity: type I). Acute symptoms include edema and bronchiospasms; chronic cases may develop pulmonary emphysema.
A family of fungal organisms and molds, some of which can cause disease ( aspergillosis ). See the entire definition of Aspergillus
Fungi causing allergy or infection in respiratory system.
mould which grows on sweetenedor in decomposition substances.
(as-per-jill-us) – allergen / contaminant / opportunistic pathogen, commonly found in the environment around the world. It comprises approximately 200 species and can appear almost any color. Though commonly found on cultures, tape-lifts, and air samples, its spores are indistinguishable from Pencillium on non-cultured samples (like tape-lifts and air-o-cells) unless the conidiophore is present. Health effects vary by species, but many species are reported to be allergenic. Some species produce toxins that might have significant health effects in humans. Aspergillus is one of the most infectious of molds, but infections are not common in normal immune systems. In immuno-compromised individuals, however, the disease Aspergillosis is a very significant and potentially deadly health concern.
a fungus that infects the lungs, causing a disease known as aspergillosis. The infection can spread through the blood to other organs and cause lesions of the skin, ear, nasal sinuses or lungs, as well as occasionally the bones, meninges, heart, kidneys or spleen.
Aspergillus is a genus of around 200 fungi found worldwide. Unlike yeasts, which are single coccobacilli cells, Aspergilli are filamentous fungi (molds) made of chains of cells, called hyphae. Its natural habitat is in hay and compost.