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Case Report


Occupational asthma caused by white mushroom


M. Venturini, T. Lobera, A. Blasco, Del Pozo, I. González, B. Bartolomé

Servicio de Alergología, Centro de Especialidades Labradores, Logroño, Spain

J Invest Allergol Clin Immunol 2005; Vol. 15(3): 219-221



Summary. The comercial growing of white mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) is a frequent activity in certain Spain regions as La Rioja.
We report two cases of white mushroom workers suffering from asthma caused by hypersensitivity to basidiocarp and spores of white mushroom.

Key words
: Agaricus bisporus, white mushroom, basidiocarp, spores, occupational asthma.