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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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Is chest pain on deep breaths a usual symptom of aspergillosis?

Is chest pain on deep breaths a usual symptom of aspergillosis?

Yes but..: Association does not mean causality. Aspergillosis is less likely than multiple other causes for what you're describing (pleurisy / plereuritic chest discomfort). I would seek a physician for a physical exam and pertinent diagnostic studies. ...Read more

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Can you get blue skin as a symptom of pulmonary aspergillosis? What are the other symptoms?

Can you get blue skin as a symptom of pulmonary aspergillosis? What are the other symptoms?

No: They are not related. Pulmonary aspergillosis may include fungal balls in the lungs leading to blood in the sputum at times or allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis which usually manifests as steroid-resistant asthma. ...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 ?

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 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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Are there home remedies that can treat a pulmonary aspergillosis lung infection?

Are there home remedies that can treat a pulmonary aspergillosis lung infection?

No: Lung aspergillosis is a serious infection of the lungs that is often seen in people with compromised local or general immunity. It can easily get spread and became fatal, so i strongly suggest no experiments with any home remedies that may delay effective treatment. ...Read more

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For what length of time can the treatment (cure) for aspergillosis take?

Long time: If you are talking about allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, the treatment may be years if not forever. If you are talking about an aspergilloma, the treatment should not extend beyond months depending on the severity. ...Read more

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Are children more susceptible to invasive pulmonary aspergillosis?

No...and Yes: Depends on the child and their immune system.....As well as what illnesses or genetic disorders they might be born with. If they are entirely normal, then no, they are not more susceptible. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce my chances of getting pulmonary aspergillosis?

What can I do to reduce my chances of getting pulmonary aspergillosis?

Very low: It is hard to predict who is going to get it, but fortunately, it is very rare. ...Read more

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