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As a subject, mould allergy is still at a primitive stage of development. An overview should be welcome, but this one is unbalanced and, even with 17 authors, fails to give comprehensive coverage to this important topic.
Clearly, the effect of climate on the occurrence of mould allergy, indoor versus outdoor allergen exposure, and the role of air conditioners in creating new environments for fungal growth are proper subjects for this book. However, some chapters seem curiously inappropriate: The botanical essay on fungal classification and the analysis of immune responses to cutaneous, but not systemic, mycoses are examples. There are
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Mould Allergy.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:775. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-5-775_4
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