Anti-fungal drug works against severe asthma, study says

12/29/2008 | Reuters

A U.K. study of 58 patients with severe asthma who also have a fungal allergy found that almost 60% of those treated for eight months with itraconazole, an anti-fungal medicine from Janssen Pharmaceutical, showed marked improvement in asthma symptoms compared with those who took placebo. The result suggests that oral anti-fungal drugs are "worth trying in some difficult-to-treat patients," a study author said.

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