Spore Allergen

Stemphylium sp.

Origin: Isolated from dead plants, cellulose material, soil and common in air samples in the late summer and fall. Certain species can occur as leaf-spotting parasites of hosts such as tomatoes and other plants.

Health effects: Known allergen. It is considered an opportunist. Shares the same allergens as Alternaria sp.

Last Updated: 20 December 2000

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