Lecture eighteen 11 14 08

Lecture eighteen 11 14 08 - Allergies Most common problem...

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Unformatted text preview: Allergies Most common problem caused by fungi? Local forecast: INDOOR OUTDOOR Cladosporium Indoor Outdoor Spores come from the out-door environment Spores from your neighborhood or: Airborne dust in Florida comes from Africa Fungi too Eyes Throat Lungs Spore deposition Allergic response % of airway allergies Adults: 8% Children: 25% Not pathogenic Non-toxic Stachbotrys chartarum Toxic mold Toxins in spores trichothecenes: Sore throat, fatigue dermatitis, hair loss Cyclosporins: Suppress immune system Toxic mold Stachbotrys chartarum Cyclosporins: Suppress immune system Substrate rich in cellulose Paper on wallboard Moisture Exterior leak Plumbing Toxins in spores trichothecenes: Sore throat, fatigue dermatitis, hair loss Fix leaks Improve air circulation Treatment Exterior leak Plumbing Substrate rich in cellulose Moisture Fix leaks Improve air circulation Treatment Sterilize affected areas Remove colonized materials Replaced his house Paid for by insurance To avoid liability Could not be cleaned A causal link between the presence of the toxigenic mold and these conditions has not been proven. Toxins Sufficient exposure? Toxic mold llergens Pathogens Toxins in spores Fungi affecting human health no toxins no infection Dermatophytes Trichophyton Superficial infections Nails, hair and skin Nail infection...
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