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Antifungal medicine for asthma

29th December 2008

A study by scientists at the University of Manchester has shown that up to 150,000 people in the UK suffering severe asthma could benefit from taking antifungal medication.

Scientists found that pills already available from chemists and used to treat everyday fungal infections greatly improved symptoms of asthma in those patients that had an allergic reaction to one or more fungi. The study was carried out at four hospitals in England and published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

 

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