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Aspergillus flavus

Last revised by Dr Jeremy Jones on 20 Sep 2021

Aspergillus flavus is a fungus and one of the species of Aspergillus that is common in the environment and responsible for pathology in humans.

It is the second most common cause of pulmonary aspergillosis (after Aspergillus fumigatus) and can additionally cause corneal, otomycotic, and nasoorbital infections. Many strains produce significant quantities of aflatoxin which is acutely toxic and carcinogenic. A. flavus spores are also allergenic.

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  • Aspergillus flavus (microscopy)
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