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Mycotoxin

  • Agents
  • Mycotoxins
  1. Alfatoxins
    1. Produced by Aspergillus flavus and parasiticus
    2. Toxicity via ingestion (FDA limits to <20 ppb)
    3. Associated with hepatotoxicity and liver cancer
  2. Fusarium (T-2 Toxin)
    1. Causes alimentary toxic aleukia
    2. Seen in eating over wintered corn and wheat
    3. Results
      1. Mouth Ulcers
      2. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
      3. Leukopenia
  3. Stachybotrys
    1. Found originally in Russia, contaminated hay or grain
    2. Cellulose degrading fungi
      1. Fiberboard or paper
      2. Wet hay
      3. Wallpaper
  4. Ochratoxin A
  5. Deoxynivalenol (DON)
  6. Zearalenone
  7. Fumonisins