Similarly, after a 1970 tornado in Texas, United States, fungi were identified in 8 (6.5%) of 124 wound isolates from 24 hospitalized patients (Fusarium, unspecified yeast, Rhodotorula, Aspergillus, Hormodendrum
[now Cladosporium], and Cephalosporium), and in 4 (10.5%) of 38 wound isolates from 23 ambulatory patients (28).
farinae), cat, dog, feather, insect mix (American and German cockroaches and fire ants), mosquito (Aedes taeniorhynchus), mixed grass (Bermuda, Johnson, Bahia, Salt, and Rye), tree (mix 1: Mulberry, Elm, Acacia, Cypress; mix 2: box elder, beefwood, bayberry, oak, palm, melaleuca, hackberry, sweet gum, and maple), interior and exterior mold (Rhizopus, Mucor, Pullularia, Penicillum, Aspergillus, Curvularia, Fusarium, Alternaria, Hormodendrum
, Helmintospororium), and weed (mix 1: English Plantain, Pigweed, Ragweed; mix 2: marsh elder, cocklebur, lamb quarter); in addition, a histamine skin test was performed and a diluent control was included for each series.
Patients were also tested for allergy to standardized cat hair, dog epithelium, and three common molds (Hormodendrum
, Aspergillus fumigatus, and Alternaria tenuis).