1: ScientificWorldJournal. 2003 Nov 3;3:1058-64.

Biochemical changes in the serum of patients with chronic toxigenic
mold exposures: a risk factor for multiple renal dysfunctions

Anyanwu E, Campbell AW, Vojdani A, Ehiri JE, Akpan AI.

Neurosciences Research, Cahers Inc., Conroe, TX, USA.

This paper analyzes and presents the biochemical abnormalities in
the sera of patients presenting with chronic mycosis in order to
investigate the relationship with the risks of multiple renal
disorders. The study population (n = 10) consisted of six females
and four males (mean age 36.3 years) exposed by toxic molds in their
homes and offices for an average of 2.8 years. The control group
comprised ten people, five males and five females (mean age 35.9
years) without any known exposures to toxic molds. Blood samples
were obtained from both the patients and the controls and were
processed using specific biochemical methods that included enzyme-
linked immunoabsorbent assay (ELISA). There were biochemical
abnormal concentrations in creatinine, uric acid, phosphorus,
alkaline phosphotase, cholesterol, HDH, SGOT/AST, segmented
neutrophils, lymphocytes, total T3, IgG and IgA immunoglobulins with
significant differences between patients and controls. These
abnormalities were consistent with multiple renal disorders. The
major complaints of the mycosis patients were headaches, pulmonary
symptoms, allergic reactions, memory loss, skin rashes, blurred
vision symptoms, fatigue, and runny nose. These findings were
depictive of a strong association of chronic mycosis with abnormal
renal indicators. It was concluded that, although this research was
a pilot investigation, based on the overall results, people exposed
to chronic indoor environmental toxic molds were at risk of multiple
renal complications.