Mycopathologia et mycologia applicata

, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 359–361 | Cite as

Observations on an outbreak of pulmonary Aspergillosis

  • Frederick T. Wolf
Article

Abstract

An account is presented of an illness affecting several persons working in a laboratory. The source of the disorder was traced to a massive growth ofAspergillus fumigatus within the air conditioning system. It could not be determined whether the cases described represent infection by or allergy to the fungus.

Keywords

Aspergillosis Massive Growth ofAspergillus Fumigatus Growth ofAspergillus 

Zusammenfassung

Es wird über eine Krankheit berichtet, die mehrere Personen in einem Laboratorium befiel. Die Quelle der Infektion war in einem massiven Wachstum vonA. fumigatus innerhalb eines Luftkühlungssystem gefunden. Es konnte nicht festgestellt werden, ob die beschriebenen Fälle eine Infektion oder Allergie durch den Pilz darstellten.

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© Dr. W. Junk N.V. 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederick T. Wolf
    • 1
  1. 1.Vanderbilt UniversityNashville

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