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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- allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA)
- chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis (CNPA) (or subacute invasive pulmonary aspergillosis or semi-invasive aspergillosis)
- airway invasive aspergillosis (or bronchopneumonic aspergillosis)
- angioinvasive aspergillosis
chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) - non-immunocompromised patients
- chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis (CCPA)
- chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis (CNPA)
- chronic fibrosing pulmonary aspergillosis (CFPA): may progress to this from CCPA in untreated
- obstructive bronchopulmonary aspergillosis