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Aspergillus terreus is a fungus commonly used in industry to produce important organic acids, such as itaconic acid and cis-aconitic acid. It was also the initial source for the drug mevinolin (lovastatin), a drug for lowering serum cholesterol. A. terreus may cause opportunistic infection in people with deficient immune systems. It is refractory to amphotericin B therapy. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Wikipedia

A mold, which may result in allergy symptoms in sensitised individuals.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that Aspergillus terreus may induce symptoms of hypersensitivity, including asthma, allergic alveolitis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis in sensitised individuals. However, few studies have been reported to date; it is possible that the allergy occurs more frequently than has been reported. A. terreus has been recognised as a cause of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

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Part Display Name
Aspergillus terreus
Part Type
Component (Describes the core component or analyte measured)
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Construct for LOINC Short Name
A terreus

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 土曲霉
Synonyms: 农民肺;发菌科;子囊菌纲;散囊菌目;真菌界
fr-CA French (Canada) Aspergillus terreus
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Aspergillus terreus
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Aspergillus terreus
it-IT Italian (Italy) Aspergillus terreus
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Aspergillus terreus
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Aspergillus terreus
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Aspergillus terreus
fr-BE French (Belgium) Aspergillus terreus
Synonyms: m36