Fungal extracellular polysaccharides, beta (1-->3)-glucans and culturable fungi in repeated sampling of house dust.

@article{Chew2001FungalEP,
  title={Fungal extracellular polysaccharides, beta (1-->3)-glucans and culturable fungi in repeated sampling of house dust.},
  author={G. Lincoln Chew and Jeroen Douwes and G. J. Doekes and Kay M. Higgins and Rob T. van Strien and J. J. Spithoven and Bert A Brunekreef},
  journal={Indoor air},
  year={2001},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={
          171-8
        }
}
Fungal exposure inside homes has been associated with adverse respiratory symptoms in children and adults. While fungal assessment has traditionally relied upon questionnaires, fungal growth on culture plates and spore counts, new immunoassays for extracellular polysaccharides (EPS) and beta (1-->3)-glucans have enabled quantitation of fungal agents in house dust in a more timely and cost-effective manner, possibly providing a better measure of fungal exposure. We investigated associations… CONTINUE READING
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