Aspergillus flavus

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

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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rID: 13556
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • A. flavus

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  • Aspergillus flavus
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  • Case 1: chronic invasive fungal sinusitis
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