Fungal Allergies — Allergic Mycoses

  • Siegfried Nolting
  • Klaus Fegeler

Abstract

Due to certain constituents of their cell walls, e.g. polysaccharides, peptides and proteins, fungi can act as antigens in the human body and provoke immune reactions. Whilst deep mycoses caused by dermatophytes result in immunity, superficial infections with dermatophytes or mycoses caused by yeasts or molds carry a risk of sensitization.

Keywords

Cellulose Mold Pneumonia Polysaccharide Manure 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Siegfried Nolting
    • 1
  • Klaus Fegeler
    • 2
  1. 1.Abteilung für Dermatomikrobiologie Hautklinik der WestfälischenWilhelms-UniversitätMünster (Westf.)Germany
  2. 2.Münster (Westf.)Germany

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