What is a high level of Penicillium Aspergillus?
200-500 spores – Up to this point, the most common species (Penicillium/Aspergillus, Cladosporium and Curvularia) are still not an issue and are in the normal range. 500-1500 spores – Sometimes the Penicillium/Aspergillus & Cladosporium levels are in this range and there is not an issue that needs to be remediated.
What is considered a high mold spore count?
10,001-25,000 spores – High levels of mold concentration. Unless there is a corresponding concentration in the exterior control, this is the level where some form of cleanup is required. Hyphal fragment concentration will be elevated above 100/m3. Fungal growth size can range from >10sf and larger.
What is Aspergillus Penicillium?
Aspergillus and Penicillium are ubiquitous fungi, usually found as saprophytes. Only a few species are considered to be important in human or animal disease. However, many otherwise benign species are supreme opportunists and have been found increasingly as invaders of the immuno-compromised.
How do you treat Aspergillus Penicillium?
Antifungal medications. These drugs are the standard treatment for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. The most effective treatment is a newer antifungal drug, voriconazole (Vfend). Amphotericin B is another option. All antifungal drugs can have serious side effects, including kidney and liver damage.
Are Penicillium and Aspergillus the same?
Spores of Aspergillus and Penicillium are the same size and shape, so these are often reported as Penicillium/Aspergillus. The two can be distinguished only if the spore-bearing structures are observed in a culture with a microscope.
What is aspergillus Penicillium?
Is aspergillus Penicillium considered black mold?
‘Black’ mold is an umbrella term of not one mold type, but multiple species of mold. The mold’s commonly referred to as ‘black toxic’ mold are mold species of stachybotrys, chaetomium, aspergillus, penicillium, and fusarium.
Is Aspergillus niger harmful?
For people with healthy immune systems, breathing in Aspergillus isn’t harmful. However, for people who have weakened immune systems, breathing in Aspergillus spores can cause an infection in the lungs or sinuses which can spread to other parts of the body.