This glossary is provided for general information only. It’s not meant to be a tool for self-diagnosis. For diagnosis consult a physician.
Fusarium - Fusarium sp. are found on a wide range of plants and in humidifiers. Several species in this genus can produce potent trichothecene toxins. Some species also produce vomitoxin on grains during unusually damp growing conditions. Poisoning by these toxins occur primarily through ingestion of contaminated grains or possibly inhalation of spores. The genus can produce hemorrhagic syndrome in humans (alimentary toxic aleukia). This is characterized by nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dermatitis, and extensive internal bleeding. Fusarium is reportedly allergenic and some species are frequently involved in eye, skin and nail infections.
Fusarium solani - Fusarium solani is found in plants and soils. It can produce trichothecene toxins which may be associated with disease in humans and animals.