Mycotoxin- producing fungi from house associated with leukemia

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Abstract

Fungi were isolated from a house associated with four leukemic patients from three families because of the possibility that mycotoxin-producing strains might be present. Extracts of several of the isolated fungal species produced toxic effects in one or more species of animals. Aflatoxin-producing Aspergillus parasiticus was isolated. Similar genera were isolated from non-leukemia-associated houses with the exceptionof Tri choderma, Verticillium, and Monotospora. We believe that certain mycotoxins may be related to pathogenesis of leukemia, possibly as an expression of their immu nosuppressive effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalArchives of Environmental Health
Volume30
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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