(New York, NY) -- Some asthma patients may benefit from an anti-fungal drug.
A British trial looked at severe asthma patients who needed hefty doses of steroids to breathe freely.
The subjects were sensitive to at least one of seven common types of fungi.
Researchers at the University Hospital of South Manchester found that the patients benefited substantially from being treated with the anti-fungal drug itraconazole.
Their findings are reported in the "American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine."
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