Antibodies to inhalant fungal antigens in patients with asthma in Israel

A. Mazar, G. L. Baum, E. Segal, I. Glazer, S. Schur, J. Marcus, E. Kuttin, M. Feldman, P. Yaron

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Thirty eight of 97 asthmatic patients, seven of 26 normal subjects and two of 39 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were found to have antibodies to one or more of the inhalant fungi and candida antigens assayed by both immunodiffusion and counterimmune electrophoresis. Atopy was demonstrated in 33 of the 38 asthmatic patients with antibodies. Eleven asthmatics had anti-alternaria antibodies while only two reacted to aspergillus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-364
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Allergy
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes


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