Studies on the fungal microflora of the environment of the allergic patient
Lloyd, Margaret Melody
The entrance into and retention of fungal elements within the respiratory tract of man and other animals was examined by culturing nasal blowings, nasal swabs, sputum, bronchoscopy specimens and lung tissue. The dominant fungi isolated were Penicillim spp. and Aspergillus spp. A size effect was demonstrated in the sistribution of spores. Lung tissue from patients suffering with respiratory disease contained many fungi, whereas the lungs of those patients dying from diseases other than respiratory did not produce fungi or culture.