Outdoor fungi and child asthma health service attendances

Rachel Catherine Anne Tham, Shyamali C Dharmage, Philip E Taylor, Constance H Katelaris, Don Vicendese, Michael John Abramson, Bircan Erbas

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Asthma is a significant global public health issue. Severe asthma exacerbations can be triggered by environmental factors and require medical care from health services. Although it is known that fungal exposure may lead to allergic sensitization, little is understood about its impact on asthma exacerbations. This review aims to examine whether outdoor fungi play a significant role in child asthma exacerbations. Systematic search of seven electronic databases and hand searching for peer-reviewed studies published in English, up to 31 August 2013. Inclusion criteria were study population aged
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439 - 449
Number of pages11
JournalPediatric Allergy and Immunology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Tham, R. C. A., Dharmage, S. C., Taylor, P. E., Katelaris, C. H., Vicendese, D., Abramson, M. J., & Erbas, B. (2014). Outdoor fungi and child asthma health service attendances. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 25(5), 439 - 449. https://doi.org/10.1111/pai.12257