alimentary toxic aleukia


alimentary toxic aleukia
(ATA) a rare form of mycotoxicosis associated with the ingestion of grain that has overwintered in the field and become contaminated with fungi that contain trichothecenes; characteristics include skin inflammation, vomiting, diarrhea, and hemorrhages that can be fatal. Causative fungi include members of the genera Alternaria, Fusarium, Myrothecium, Piptocephalis, Thamnidium, Trichoderma, Trichothecium, Verticillium, and others.

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