What are the possible complications of mold-related allergic asthma?

Updated: Sep 18, 2017
  • Author: Shih-Wen Huang, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Poorly treated mold allergy asthma can have the same clinical results as any other form of allergic asthma. This includes status asthmaticus, which can lead to acute death. Other acute complications include pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum. Chronic relapsing asthma can lead to cor pulmonale or right heart failure, which may lead to death. In children, chronic asthma may lead to chest deformity such as a pigeon breast or barrel chest.


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