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Some times.: Certain oral anti-fungal drugs have been tried with variable success. The jury on inhaled anti-fungal drug is still out. ...Read more
Common fungus: If your child is not immunosuppressed, this may be a contaminant. If this is from an ENT surgery culture, it may warrant treatment by the ent. ...Read more
Long term: If we are talking about Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis then the treatment goes on for many months and is guided by your response to treatment. You need to be very closely supervised regarding the medications, dosing, side effects lab monitoring and tapering of medication during this time for a good outcome. FYI Infection with aspergillus mold is something entirely different ...Read more
How do they do they surgery for apergillosis the reason I am asking is because I have aspergillosis and I am taking v-fend now.?
Uncommon: Pulmonary aspergillosis is an uncommon infection in the immuno competent population, but is much more prevalent in patients whose general or local (pulmonary) immunity is compromised (hiv +, patients receiving chemotherapy, multiple disease conditions including COPD etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The term pulmonary aspergillosis may refer to actual infection of the lung by aspergillus which usually occurs in patients with depressed immune system. The term can also be an "allergy" to aspergillus which is more common in patient with asthma and cystic fibrosis. A fungus ball of aspergillus is a complication of an old cavity in the lung growing a fungal ball. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aspergillosis, cough up white mucus in water with sack that grows white furry cocoons. What could it be?
Aspergillosis, cough up white mucus in water with sack that grows white furry coccoons. Could it be that?
Clarification: Not currently symptomatic but diagnosis w/viral induced asthma in past. Am I at increased risk for aspergillosis having viral induced asthma?
No: Aspergillosis is not the same as Aspergillus allergy. However there is a form of severe asthma called Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis which is associated with allergy to Aspergillus but only a small % of people with asthma actually develop this condition for reason still not entirely known although genetic predisposition is suspected. This has nothing to do with viral induced asthma. ...Read more