|A number of studies have reported that being allergic to molds (fungi) (as measured by skin prick test or measurement of blood antibodies) is associated with significantly greater risk of asthma and significantly greater risk of severe asthma requiring emergency room or hospital treatment.|
Some studies have suggested that many patients with severe asthma with fungal asthma may experience better lung function and less asthma symptoms when treated with anti-fungal drugs like itraconazole (Parulekar, Diamant et al. 2015). This suggests that many asthmatics with fungal sensitization may have localized growth of molds in lungs or other parts of the body- which may respond to antifungal drugs.
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