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Asthma and Indoor Environment Usefulness of a Global Allergen Avoidance Method on Asthma Control and Exposure to Molds

Abstract : The usefulness and feasibility of a global allergens avoidance method with counselors visiting patients' home for allergens measures and adapted advices were prospectively evaluated through asthma control and environment evaluation. Twenty seven patients were prospectively included and compared to a cohort of 30 control patients. The level of control of asthma at inclusion and after 1 year was evaluated by the clinical signs, the evolution of the FEV1, and the healthcare use. Environmental measurements included the fungal load of 5 surfaces of the dwellings and the evaluation of moisture. A significant clinical improvement in the population that benefited from the home counselors visit was observed compared to the baseline (p < 0.0001), as well as a decreased number of hospitalizations for asthma and of the consumption of anti-asthma drugs (p < 0.01). Dampness markers slightly improved with an improvement of the fungal loads in two-third of the dwellings.
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Jean-Pierre Gangneux, Matthieu Bouvrais, Sophie Frain, Hugues Morel, Séverine Deguen, et al.. Asthma and Indoor Environment Usefulness of a Global Allergen Avoidance Method on Asthma Control and Exposure to Molds. Mycopathologia, Springer Verlag, 2020, 185 (2), pp.367-371. ⟨10.1007/s11046-019-00417-9⟩. ⟨hal-02441212⟩

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