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What is mycotoxicosis?

Lawrence T. Chiaramonte, MD
Allergy & Immunology
Molds such as Stachybotrys chartarum, Fusarium, and Trichoderma can produce very toxic compounds, which, when inhaled or ingested, may result in a poisoning known as mycotoxicosis, which is marked by respiratory, neurological, flu-like, gastrointestinal, and skin problems. These molds are rather uncommon and not every species produces toxins. Therefore, finding these molds does not mean that they actually are producing a toxin or causing mycotoxicosis. Deadly disease due to inhalation of mold toxins is probably rare.
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