Spore Allergen

Botrytis sp.

Origin: Mostly a plant pathogen and food spoilage organism. Common in soil, air samples and on plants. Also found in indoor air. Could be ingested with contaminated food.

Health effects: Possible cause of allergies. The fact that it is found in food is also a method that it could cause allergic sensitivity. May be associated with corneal trauma and infections as it is found in the scrapings.

Last Updated: 02 September 2009

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