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What is Aflatoxin exposure?

What is Aflatoxin exposure?

  • Aflatoxin exposure: Aflatoxins are toxins produced by fungus from the Aspergillus genus. The toxin is carcinogenic in humans and can also cause other health effect, particularly liver problems. The fungus are found frequently in nature and can readily contaminate crops before harvest or during storage. It is common in moist soils and decaying vegetation. There are more than 13 different subtypes of aflatoxin with B1 being the most toxic. The condition is most common in poorly developed countries where there are insufficient controls on the presence of aflatoxin in food.

Aflatoxin exposure: Introduction

Types of Aflatoxin exposure:

Broader types of Aflatoxin exposure:

How serious is Aflatoxin exposure?

Prognosis of Aflatoxin exposure: Prognosis varies depending on the type and degree of exposure. Prognosis can be improved by prompt treatment.
Complications of Aflatoxin exposure: see complications of Aflatoxin exposure

What causes Aflatoxin exposure?

Causes of Aflatoxin exposure: see causes of Aflatoxin exposure

What are the symptoms of Aflatoxin exposure?

Symptoms of Aflatoxin exposure: see symptoms of Aflatoxin exposure

Complications of Aflatoxin exposure: see complications of Aflatoxin exposure

Aflatoxin exposure: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Aflatoxin exposure.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Aflatoxin exposure: Toxicologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Aflatoxin exposure.
Treatments for Aflatoxin exposure: see treatments for Aflatoxin exposure
Research for Aflatoxin exposure: see research for Aflatoxin exposure

Name and Aliases of Aflatoxin exposure

Main name of condition: Aflatoxin exposure

Other names or spellings for Aflatoxin exposure:

Aflatoxin poisoning, Aflatoxicosis


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