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A. alternate is a mold, a member of the imperfect fungi family, and one of the main allergens affecting children. Multiple allergens have been identified in A. alternata and the presence of specific allergens is highly dependent on growth conditions. Sensitivity to Alternaria is increasingly recognized as a risk factor for the development, persistence, and exacerbation of asthma.

In temperate climates, airborne Alternaria spores are found from May to November, peaking in late summer and autumn. The highest concentrations of spores are in grain-growing areas, such as the Midwest of the United States. A. alternata commonly grows on vegetation, soils, corn silage, rotten wood, compost, and bird nests, as well as on food and textiles. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap,

Basic Part Properties

Part Display Name
Alternaria alternata
Part Type
Component (Describes the core component or analyte measured)
Created On
Construct for LOINC Short Name
A alternata

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Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 链格孢
fr-CA French (Canada) Alternaria alternata
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Alternaria alternata
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Alternaria alternata
it-IT Italian (Italy) Alternaria alternata
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Alternaria alternata
Synonyms: Плесневые токсикогенные грибы семейства Alternaria alternata
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Alternaria alternata
fr-BE French (Belgium) Alternaria alternata
Synonyms: Alternaria alternata, m6