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Aspergillus flavus

ALLERGENICITY

Allergenic (2,93-97)

MYCOTOXINS PRODUCED

Aflatoxin B1, B2 (3,98-100,235) , Aflatrem (99,101,102), Aspergillic acid (3), Cyclopiazonic acid (3, 98,99), Kojic acid (3,103,104), 3-nitropropionic acid (3), Ochratoxin A (242), Sterigmatocystin (105,160).

PATHOGENICITY IN HUMANS 

Allergic bronchial aspergillosis and pulmonary infections in immunocompromised patients (1,2), also otomycosis (1,2,107,185), invasive (1,2), cutaneous (108,162), systemic (106,109) aspergillosis, invasive sinusitis (110-112,151), stomatitis (113), rhinocerebral mycoses (114,115), endocarditis (116,117), pericarditis (118), osteomyelitis (119,430), keratitis (120-122,161), renoureteric infections (123), rare cases of mycetoma (124).

IDENTIFICATION CHARACTERISTICS on POTATO DEXTROSE AGAR (PDA)

Yellow-olive or yellow-greenish colonies, conidiophore short and rough-walled (1,2).

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