EDMUND L. KEENEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Bronchial asthma, due in turn to a bronchial infection from Candida (Monilia) albicans, has never been recorded in the medical literature. It is the purpose of this report to call to the attention of the medical profession that a bronchial infection from Candida albicans can provoke asthmatic manifestations of hypersensitivity, and that the bronchial infection and the asthmatic symptoms can apparently be cured by the persistent use of an aerosol of sodium caprylate.
The use of Candida as the generic name of this yeastlike fungus to replace the familiar, but invalid, Monilia cannot be justified by priority or frequent past
KEENEY EL. CANDIDA ASTHMA1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:223–226. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-1-223
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(1):223-226.
Asthma, Infectious Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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