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My child has allergic aspergillosis, will he get better?

My child has allergic aspergillosis, will he get better?

Yes: This is treatable but flares often happen requiring specific therapy during the flare for resolution of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can allergic pulmonary aspergillosis relapse?

Can allergic pulmonary aspergillosis relapse?

Absolutely: It is classic for recurring bouts. You should speak with your pulmonologist or primary care provider to determine if this is flaring; and what treatment options exist if it is a recurrence. ...Read more

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Are children more susceptible to allergic pulmonary aspergillosis?

Are children more susceptible to allergic pulmonary aspergillosis?

Not necessarily kids: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa) is a hypersensitivity reaction to a. Fumigatus colonization of the tracheobronchial tree and occurs in conjunction with asthma and cystic fibrosis (cf). 0.25-0.8% of people with asthma and approximately 7% of patients with CF are estimated to have abpa (this includeds kids and adults). ...Read more

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What is the difference between allergic and invasive pulmonary aspergillosis?

They are different: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis occurs in some people and behaves like cortisone-resistant bronchial asthma. Most sufferers would have a specific type of bronchiectasis(dead-ended bronchial tubes) one must have an allergic reaction to aspergillus. Invasive aspergillosis usually happens in people whose immune system has been greatly compromised and the prognosis is far less favorable. ...Read more

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Pls can u advice what is an allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis? And what test are required to diagnose if one's lung condition is caused by this?

Pls can u advice what is an allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis? And what test are required to diagnose if one's lung condition is caused by this?

Hypersensitivity: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa) is a condition characterised by an exaggerated response of the immune system (a hypersensitivity response) to the fungus aspergillus (most commonly aspergillus fumigatus). A complete blood count usually reveals eosinophilia more than 10% and there is a raised serum ige more than 1000 ng/ml. There can be cxr findings, + rast skin testing to name a few. ...Read more

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What are the tests to evaluate for, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa) if one has chronic cough and its suspected to be fungi related ?

Xray and blood: The patient with abpa can be diagnosed by a variety of tests including a positive aspergillus titer, an elevated ige and positive skin tests to aspergillus. The chest xray is also usually abnormal. It may be time to see a pulmonologist or allergist. ...Read more

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What are the tests needed for evaluation of a possible allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa), secondly, is it a fungal infection?Pls help

What are the tests needed for evaluation of a possible allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa), 
secondly, is it a fungal infection?Pls help

Imaging: CBC to look for eosinophils, ige level, sputum culture. Technically it is an allergic reaction to the fungal organisms in the airways (colonization), not an invasive infection. ...Read more

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What can I do if i had an allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, anyone know a way to treat this lung disease naturally no steroids?

What can I do if i had an allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, anyone know a way to treat this lung disease naturally no steroids?

Treatment indicated: ABPA or allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is a reaction to fungus associated with a very elevated IgE level, characteristic radiographic findings and laboratory tests. There are specific criteria which need to be met to make this diagnosis. The treatment of choice is steroids. Avoiding areas with high airborne fungus ( gardens, open construction sites) will help decrease exposure. ...Read more

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Aspergillosis.My blood clots in seconds, always cough up white furry puss sacs, very sick, run down. Worked in old nasty barn for months. 6 mo.Ago ?

Aspergillosis.My blood clots in seconds, always cough up white furry puss sacs, very sick, run down. Worked in old nasty barn for months. 6 mo.Ago
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Aspergillosis: See a pulmonary and/or an allergy specialist... They can help you deal with your cough. Steroids of sometimes antifungals are used. ...Read more