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6.1 Fungal Induced Respiratory Allergies (Basidiomycosis, Cheese-washer's disease, Farmer's lung, Lycoperdonosis, Malt-worker's disease, Maple bark stripper's disease, Mushroom-grower's lung)
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What is Basidiomycosis caused by?
Coprinus and Shizopyllum species of mushrooms
How is Basidiomycosis transmitted?
Inhalation of spores
What are the symptoms of Baidiomycosis?
Chronic lung lesions, meningitis, and endocarditis
What is Cheese-washer's disease caused by?
Cheese casings containing Penicillium casei
What kind of organism is Penicillium casei?
What does Penicillium casei produce?
Skin rashes and respiratory problems
What causes Farmer's lung?
Increased levels of IgG after repeatedly inhaling hay that have spores
What pathogens cause Farmer's lung?
Aspergillus or Penicillium spp of fungus
What does Farmer's lung cause?
Airway obstruction with shallow breathing and cough with fibrotic deposits, infiltrates, and granulomas in lungs
How can you get Lycoperdonosis?
Inhaling spores of Lycoperdon or Calvatia spp
What type of organism is Calvatia species?
Monomorphic puffball molds
What does Lycoperdonosis cause?
Cough and pneumonia
How can you get Malt-Workers disease?
Respiratory allergic reaction to moldy BARLEY
What pathogen causes Malt-Workers disease?
What type of organism is Aspergillus spp?
What are the symptoms of Malt-Workers disease?
Cough and pneumonia
What causes Maple-bark stripper's disease?
What kind of organism is Crypotostroma corticale?
Where can you find Cryptostroma corticale?
Bark of maple trees
What doe Cryptostroma corticale cause?
What causes Mushroom-grower's lung?
Inhalation of spores of Pleurotus ostreatus
What kind of pathogen is Pleurotus ostreatus?
What does Pleurotus ostreatus cause?
Chronic cough and labored breathing
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