Occupational asthma to spores of Pleurotus cornucopiae.


We report the case of a young man who developed severe asthma a few months after starting work in a factory producing a single type of mushroom: Pleurotus cornucopiae (a basidiomycete). Immunological investigations, performed with material recovered from the filtering devices of the mushroom's bed, led to demonstration of specific IgE and IgG against spore… (More)


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