Molds and the lungs

Sharma, Bharat Bhushan
October 2010
Lung India;Oct-Dec2010, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p194
Academic Journal
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.


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