Accession Number:

AD0770897

Title:

Anaphylactogenic and Immunogenic Properties of Lower Fungi

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-11-12

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

It is considered that sensitization by fungus air-dust flora which is to blame for allergies of the population should not be identified with fungus infection nor with allergies with fungus illnesses. Spores of fungi, as dusts of plants, which have penetrated the nasal tract in an organism without subsequent growth and reproduction in tissues serve to develop allergic alteration. There is evidence of significant distribution of sensitization to fungus flora and its participation in the onset of bronchial asthma, rhinitis, and conjunctivitis. Allergy to the lower fungi is the least studied type of allergic pathology. Single papers have been devoted to the study of the anaphylactic properties of mould fungi as well as to discovering circulating antibodies against fungus antigens in the blood of patients.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE