Children with severe asthma are more prone to fungal sensitization

04/12/2012 | Family Practice News

Children with severe asthma were more at risk of sensitization to common household fungi in the Alternaria genus than those with mild to moderate asthma, a study of 187 children with asthma found. Alternaria sensitization was associated with increased airway hyper-responsiveness as well as sinusitis, researchers reported at an American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology meeting.

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