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Stachybotrys atraMycology A mold found in straw and hay, which causes mycosis and fatal GI hemorrhage in cattle and horses; humans may be infected through occupational exposure or after floods, where moist carpets, paper and other fibers provide optimal growth conditions for S atra, a toxic mold; exposed infants may develop life-threatening pulmonary hemorrhage
Stachybotrys atra, S. alternans, S. chartarum
a fungus that grows on stored feed and produces trichothecene mycotoxins. Poisoning is characterized by diarrhea, necrotic ulcers in the mouth, mucosal petechiation and agranulocytosis. See also satratoxins. Poisoning called alimentary toxic aleucia.