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Figure 2 | Clinical and Translational Allergy

Figure 2

From: Fungal allergy in asthma–state of the art and research needs

Figure 2

Two contrasting disease models (A and B), with common elements of risk and exposure, but different outcomes. Model A illustrates a linear relationship between disease and complications, whereas model B provides independent consequences of fungal exposure, which may or may not be associated. In both models, it is proposed that airway colonization/infection with fungus, and possibly fungal impaction from breathing airborne non-pathogenic fungi, and/or bacterial infection, continue to drive the inflammatory process.

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