A reddish yeast typically found in moist environments such as carpeting, cooling coils and drain pans. In some countries it is the most common yeast genus identified in indoor air (17). This yeast has been reported to be allergenic (7). Positive skin tests have been reported (17). It has colonized terminally ill patients (6).
Mold Reference Key
|Aw||Water Activity (Equilibrium relative humidity/100)|
|MAC||McGregor Pearce - personal experience|
|NC||Neil Carlson - personal experience|
|(1-27)||Refer to Fungal Reference page|
N. Carlson 9/92; Rev. 4/93, 7/93, 9/93, 1/94, 2/94,2/95,4/95, 5/96, 7/96