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Aspergillosis Definition

The term is given to a broad diversity of ailments resulted from the genus of fungi Aspergillus. The usual types are pulmonary aspergilloma, invasive aspergillosis and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.

Aspergillosis Diagnosis

The tools used to diagnose Aspergillosis are chest X-ray and calculated tomography pulmonary aspergillosis using this tools the fungus appears as an air crescent sign.

Aspergillosis Symptoms and Signs

Sometimes a fungus ball in the liver does not cause any symptoms it is only seen when using a chest x-ray. Other symptoms are frequent coughing and even worse bleeding. For severe infection of Aspergillus in the lungs sometimes causes fever, cough, chest pain and breathing complexity. When it affects the deeper tissues it results to an individual to become very sick. Symptoms for this level of infection results to chills, shock, fever, delirium and blood clots. The affected person may also experience kidney failure, breathing difficulties and liver failure and death happens quickly. Itching and seldom pain is experienced results from Aspergillosis of the ear canal. It als causes fluid to drain during the night. Feeling of congestion happens resulting from Aspergillosis of the sinuses and other times discharge or pain.

Aspergillosis Treatment

To treat this fungal infection these drugs are used caspofungin, amphotericin B, flucytosine, voriconazole and itraconazole

Drugs used for treatment of Aspergillosis


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