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Could people with asthma or allergies be more prone to fungal infections?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Sometimes

People with asthma or allergies, who have mild symptoms and healthy immune systems probably are not more prone to fungal infections.
Patients with lots of asthma/allergy symptoms, especially if they have weakened immune systems, can have problems with airborne fungi. Such patients may have worse symptoms when exposed to fungi such as aspergillus, blastomyces, or coccidioides.

In brief: Sometimes

People with asthma or allergies, who have mild symptoms and healthy immune systems probably are not more prone to fungal infections.
Patients with lots of asthma/allergy symptoms, especially if they have weakened immune systems, can have problems with airborne fungi. Such patients may have worse symptoms when exposed to fungi such as aspergillus, blastomyces, or coccidioides.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine

In brief: No

The person may be more sensitive to mold allergens, but there is no data to support an increased risk of fungemia or invasive fungal infection in these patients.

In brief: No

The person may be more sensitive to mold allergens, but there is no data to support an increased risk of fungemia or invasive fungal infection in these patients.
Dr. William Walsh
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