Cladosporium/Herbarum • Cladosporium/Herbarum
Conditions: Allergic asthma; sinus and pulmonary infections.
Symptoms: Post-nasal drip; headaches; asthmatic symptoms.
Physical description: Grows in green, black, or brown colonies on damp, porous materials like wood and textiles.
Environmental factors: Found on both living and dead plant materials, textiles, rubber, paper, and food; grows over a wide range of temperatures and has frequently been reported causing spoilage of meat in cold storage.
Cross-reactivity: Alternaria and stemphylium
Included species: Cladosporium sphaerospermum, cladosporium cladosporiodes, hormodendrum cladosporiodes, and more
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2. “Cladosporium Mold: A Trigger for Asthmatic Attacks.” MBL Labs. https://www.moldbacteria.com/mold/cladosporium.html
3. “Mold Basics.” AMI Environmental. http://amienvironmental.com/mold-basics/
Did You Know?
Cladosporium is a well-known trigger for asthmatic attacks and is one of the most widespread molds.