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Chaetomium Mold Picture
Chaetomium Mold is reported to be allergenic.


Description and Natural Habitats

Chaetomium is a dematiaceous filamentous fungus found in soil, air, and plant debris. As well as being a contaminant, Chaetomium spp. are also encountered as causative agents of infections in humans. Some species are thermophilic and neurotropic in nature.


The genus Chaetomium contains several species. The most common ones are Chaetomium atrobrunneum, Chaetomium funicola, Chaetomium globosum, and Chaetomium strumarium.

Pathogenicity and Clinical Significance

Chaetomium spp. are among the fungi causing infections wholly referred to as phaeohyphomycosis. Fatal deep mycoses due to Chaetomium atrobrunneum have been reported in an immunocompromised host. Brain abscess, peritonitis, cutaneous lesions, and onychomycosis may also develop due to Chaetomium spp. [from ]

           Below is an enlarged picture of Chaetomium mold under a microscope taken during mold sample analysis by mold expert Dr. Michelle Medalla.



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