Department of Medicine Presentations

Title

Likelihood of Stachybotyrs Atra Sensitization in Canadian Populations

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

5-12-2010

Journal

Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology

Volume

6

Issue

Suppl 1

First Page

P1

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1710-1492-6-S1-P1

Abstract

Stachybotrys atra has achieved great notoriety recently as a mould capable of producing mycotoxin, a potentially quite harmful substance. Because of news reports, patients have become quite concerned about “mould allergy” as the cause of an increasing number of symptoms. We set out to discover what percentage of patients referred to regional Allergy clinics have become sensitized to moulds, but especially Stachybotrys atra.