TITLE

Molds and the lungs

AUTHOR(S)
Sharma, Bharat Bhushan
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Lung India;Oct-Dec2010, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p194
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on various studies regarding molds, small microorganisms having great capacity to form reproductive elements and produce allergic and non-allergic lung diseases. He mentions that lung alveoli, bronchi, and the upper respiratory tract are open to external environment that provides a biomaterial for the growth of molds. He also discusses several illnesses caused by aspergillus including hypersensitivity pneumonitis, aspergilloma, and invasive aspergillosis.
ACCESSION #
55435258

 

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