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Mold Allergy

Clinical Definition Mold is a type of fungus that produces airborne spores. People with mold allergies have an abnormal immune response after exposure to mold spores. After inhalation of mold spores, some individuals develop an antigen-antibody reactions leading to symptoms of hypersensitivity. The most common types of molds that induce allergic reactions include Cladosporium, Penicillium


Clinical Definition A mole, or pigmented nevus, is a dermatological growth, typically unicolor, most often brown but sometimes other hues or colorless. Most moles are benign, but changes in color, height, size or shape demands evaluation, as do nevi that bleed, ooze, itch, have a scaly appearance or become tender or painful. Some types of

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