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Doctor insights on: Aspergillus Fumigatus

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What are aspergillus fumigatus?

What are aspergillus fumigatus?

Aspergillus: A common mold that sometimes has the potential to invade humans. Most likely it causes allergic symptoms but sometimes can invade lungs and the nervous system, espeically on those with reduced immune function. ...Read more

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What are aspergillus fumigatus?

Aspergillus: A common mold that sometimes has the potential to invade humans. Most likely it causes allergic symptoms but sometimes can invade lungs and the nervous system, espeically on those with reduced immune function. ...Read more

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What diseases are caused by aspergillus fumigatus?

What diseases are caused by aspergillus fumigatus?

See below: There are 3 main types of diseases caused by aspergillus sp. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, aspergilloma and invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. ...Read more

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What is aspergillus fumigatus? How does it make people sick?

What is aspergillus fumigatus? How does it make people sick?

Aspergilus: Fumigatus is a fungus, present everywhere, indoors and outdoors, more in damp/humid areas, some people are allergic to its microscopic size spores, the allergic inflammation itself is what causes the problem either in the upper airways (nasal cavity and sinuses) or the lower airways (bronchi), ranges from simple to severe inflammation with different symptoms, and isn't contagious ...Read more

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What is the route of infection for aspergillus fumigatus?

What is the route of infection for aspergillus fumigatus?

Through nose/mouth: This is a ubiquitous fungus present indoors and outdoors, everybody is exposed, some people though mount an immune response against it, actually it isn't an infection, rather a colonization that leads to exaggerated immune response which gives rise to the bothersome symptoms ...Read more

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Does aspergillus penicillium affect kids?

Does aspergillus penicillium affect kids?

If allergic, yes: Aspergillus and penicillium molds (fungi) are very common and pose no threat to the healthy person. People prone to allergies can develop allergic disorders to these molds including allergic rhinitis, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, abpa. Persons with poor immunity (immune suppressed or compromised) can be at risk for infections. ...Read more

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Why do people suddenly become allergic to aspergillus?

Why do people suddenly become allergic to aspergillus?

Not really: Nobody suddenly becomes allergic to anything. Aspergillus commonly grows in damp, water-damaged homes. Several weeks or months of exposure to aspergillus is typically what induces allergy. ...Read more

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Help can aspergillus penicillium affect kids negatively?

Help can aspergillus penicillium affect kids negatively?

Depends: If kids are allergic to it or if there are excessively high levels in your home than it can cause problems. If it is incidentally present in your home at levels lower than outdoors, than it is probably not worrisome. If you are really concerned see a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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Why do people become allergic to aspergillus and is there any way of stopping it?

Why do people become allergic to aspergillus and is there any way of stopping it?

Aspergillus: There are many types of aspergillus. For those born to be allergic (about 20 to 30% of us) some forms of this mold are commonly found outdoors as well as indoors. If that is one the molds that you are allergic to realize that it is the second most common allergy (after dust mites). Reducing molds at home can be partially accomplished. Http://www. Idph. State. Il.us/envhealth/factsheets/mold_reducing_. ...Read more

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I have what I consider a large amount of aspergillus/penicillium in my house and I have young kids. What are the health risks if we are healthy?

I have what I consider a large amount of aspergillus/penicillium in my house and I have young kids. What are the health risks if we are healthy?

Molds: Are ubiquitous, especially aspergillus and penicillium, present indoors and outdoors. If you believe u got an overload, you may want to clean your environment and keep it dry as much as you can. As for health effects, we are all exposed, the problem develops when our immune system can't have it anymore and starts reacting, this happens even with expected loads of molds present around us, wish u wellness ...Read more

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Where can I find aspergillus?

Moldy areas: Aspergillus is a mold and would be found in damp areas. Indoors it may be found it wet basements, areas where a roof might have leaked, or in wet soil in potted plants. Outdoors it may be found in mulch, piles of leaves or shady areas. ...Read more

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If contract aspergillus, am I guaranteed to get sick?

If contract aspergillus, am I guaranteed to get sick?

No: Aspergillus is a common fungus and the vast majority of individuals have no reaction or infection to aspergillus. Allergies to aspergillus mold are fairly common triggering allergic rhinitis and asthma. Some individuals become sensitized and have more problems with it like those with cystic fibrosis or abpa. People with immune suppression can become infected and it can be very serious. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could remove the black aspergillus niger?

Can you tell me how I could remove the black aspergillus niger?

Molds: Molds like Aspergillus thrive when there are
* water *stagnant air * nutrient (especially wood fiber).
Damaged dry wall, carpeting, and particle board etc must be removed. Keep house well ventilated and wipe off pooled water. Clorox may kill the molds but without the preventive measures, they will come back. ...Read more

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Does piriteze help with aspergillus allergies? Please, need some answers?

Does piriteze help with aspergillus allergies? Please, need some answers?

Yes: Piriteze=cetirizine 10mg =Zyrtec, is a very good antihistamine. It helps with any allergy. You don't mention what symptoms you have. If it is nasal allergy (hay fever), it will definitely help. If you have asthma with a condition called allergic bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis or allergic fungal sinusitis, then the treatment is totally different, and you need to see a board-certified allergist. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of endocarditis caused by aspergillus?

What is the survival rate of endocarditis caused by aspergillus?

Varies: Endocarditis is a very serious illness, and aspergillus induced endocarditis will likely be difficult to treat. Survivability always depends on preexisting health conditions, physical health, age, and cardiac function. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about treating allergies to aspergillus, cladasporin, and mucor?

What can you tell me about treating allergies to aspergillus, cladasporin, and mucor?

Depends on the condition: If it is allergic rhinosinusitis or asthma due to increased sensitivity to such allergens, then avoidance, medical therapy and ultimately immunotherapy would be the treatment. If other conditions due to severe reaction to aspergillus in particular, or aspergillosis, either affecting upper or lower airways, so treatment is more extensive and rigorous follow up, wish you wellness ...Read more

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I was exposed to penicillium aspergillus (they can't distinguish between them) what are the chances I was exposed to carcinogens?

I was exposed to penicillium aspergillus (they can't distinguish between them) what are the chances I was exposed to carcinogens?

Listen friend: Please forgive my frankness. There are carcinogens everywhere. They're in your stool. They're in the natural radioactivity of your own body. It's a fact of life. These molds are ubiquitous. People who eat a lot of very moldy peanuts are at extra risk for liver cancer. You're not. And you'll spoil the quality of your own life by reading "scare" stuff and not living fully. Don't do this to yourself ...Read more

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Aspergillus/Penicillium mold in home fort past 15 years. What health effects should I be concerned about & can it be treated & are any fatal?

Aspergillus/Penicillium mold in home fort past 15 years. What health effects should I be concerned about & can it be treated & are any fatal?

Many, yes, no: You may have no or many problems from this. If you're allergic to molds you'll get sinus symptoms, asthma etc. Even if not allergic if there is a lot of mold you may get toxic from mold spores causing fatigue, headaches, muscle/joint pain, poor memory/concentration etc.
Most can clear mold toxins so feel better after a few days away. 1/4 can't clear toxins so need Rx. See
https://tinyurl. Com/9vvdfoe ...Read more

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Does aspergillus flavus increase the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma?

Does aspergillus flavus increase the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma?

It produces a toxin: Aspergillus flavian produces aflatoxin, which is well-known to contribute to the development of liver cancer. The toxin is produced when grains or nuts contaminated with the fungus are stored improperly in moist conditions for a long time. Aflatoxin works together with hepatitis b in china and africa to raise the rate of liver cancer. It is not generally considered an important issue in the us. ...Read more

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Can endocarditis caused by aspergillus be treated by antifungal medication?

Can endocarditis caused by aspergillus be treated by antifungal medication?

No: Voriconizole is used initially but surgical valve replacement is mandatory for survival.

See:
http://130.88.242.202/medicine/aspergillus/dropbox/aspergillus_website/aspergillus-web/articlesoverflow/22086858.Pdf. ...Read more

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What is the usual antifungal agent used against aspergillus niger?

Several choices: Three classes of antifungal agents are available for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis: polyenes, azoles, and echinocandins. Historically, Amphotericin B was the major antifungal drug used in patients. Currently, the drug of choice for invasive aspergillosis is voriconazole, which can be replaced with lipid formulations of Amphotericin B in intolerant patients. ...Read more

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I was exposed over a period of 9 months to aspergillus/penicillium. My lungs are fine but I'm worried about the possible carcinogenic effects. Thanks?

I was exposed over a period of 9 months to aspergillus/penicillium. My lungs are fine but I'm worried about the possible carcinogenic effects. Thanks?

Don't worry: Those molds are ubiquitous, indoors and outdoors, we are all exposed, some people develop hypersensitivity to their spores of different degrees, hence the development of allergy symptoms, or a reaction to colonization in certain individuals, which isn't your case. Aspergillus and penicillium are rather useful in some instances, in producing some antibiotics, best wishes ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with allergies to Dreschlera mold & Aspergillus Fumigatis mold. Due to these allergies, are there now antibiotics I should avoid or could be allergic to?

I have been diagnosed with allergies to Dreschlera mold & Aspergillus Fumigatis mold. Due to these allergies, are there now antibiotics I should avoid or could be allergic to?

Unlikely.: The fungi and molds that cause disease and environmental allergies are not at all closely related to antibiotics. Mold-based antibiotic production has mostly given way to synthetic production, and there are a lot more "parts" of a fungus to which one can be allergic than just the antimicrobial part. Avoid unnecessary antibiotics as a rule; don't avoid any specific ones based on this new info. ...Read more

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I have endocarditis caused by aspergillus, is heart surgery necessary?

I have endocarditis caused by aspergillus, is heart surgery necessary?

Usually: Aspergillus endocarditis is generally fatal without a combination of surgery and antifungal therapy. ...Read more

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Can someone describe the relationship between candida and mold exposure such as mycotoxins and aspergillus/penicillium?

None, really: Not sure to what you're referring. Exposure to mycotoxins or asp/pcn does not increase the risk of candida infection, and vice versa. ...Read more

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Recent test +Ig A for aspergillus by allergist. Recur sinus/ lung probs inc past + cultures mucor, dematicus, & saprophytic. Who should see now.

Recent test +Ig A for aspergillus by allergist. Recur sinus/ lung probs inc past + cultures mucor, dematicus, & saprophytic. Who should see now.

2nd opinion/: The presence of IgA to Asp merely means exposure. If you have sinus & lung problems, you need to consult an ENT and another allergist who is more familiar with fungal issues especially if you have been exposed to water damage. ...Read more

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Are lung infections with aspergillus normally treated with anti-fungal infections?

Are lung infections with aspergillus normally treated with anti-fungal infections?

Actual infection:Yes: Actual infection with aspergillus is treated with surgery and anti fungals as a supplement. Presence of aspergillus is not proof of infection. Mere presence in the lungs often does not require anti fungals even if there are related symptoms. ...Read more

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Is aspergillus mucor a hospital acquired infection. I know of the more common ones, such as vre, pseudomonas, urinary tract, etc.?

Is aspergillus mucor a hospital acquired infection. I know of the more common ones, such as vre, pseudomonas, urinary tract, etc.?

Yes: Hospital acquired aspergillus accounted for 1.3% of nosocomial fungal infections such as pneumonia from 1980-1990. However, in specialized care units like bone marrow transplant units it can account for 33% of nosocomial pneumonia. It especially affects patients with poor immune systems from cancer, chemotherapy, organ transplants, or high dose steroids. Mucor affects similar patients. ...Read more

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CML 10/12. Gleevec. 5 log at 6 mths. Sprycel (dasatinib). 5 log at 6 mths. Stem cell transplant 4/14. 7/14 Blast crisis - 65% blast BM + Aspergillus F lung Help?

CML 10/12. Gleevec. 5 log at 6 mths. Sprycel (dasatinib). 5 log at 6 mths. Stem cell transplant 4/14. 7/14 Blast crisis - 65% blast BM + Aspergillus F lung Help?

Difficult case: It is a complicated case obviously. First and foremost the infection has to be treated. I would suggest you to follow up with ID and oncologist very closely. Importantly is to check if there is certain mutation like T315i mutation as this mutation is resistant to gleevec, sprycel, tasigna (nilotinib) - and should be treated with ponatinib or aurora kinase inhibitor etc. Discuss with oncologist. God bless ...Read more

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My aspergillus igG[ icap] is 51.7mgA/1; total igE 174, ve many health issues esp lung issues [some unexplained], ESR is 13, do I ve fungal infection? - I ve bronchiectasis, asthma, recurrent upper airway [nasal infections], swollen turbinates since long

My aspergillus igG[ icap] is 51.7mgA/1; total igE 174, ve many health issues esp lung issues [some unexplained], ESR is 13, do I ve fungal infection? - I ve bronchiectasis, asthma, recurrent upper airway [nasal infections], swollen turbinates since long

Fungal allergy: Rather, not infection, sensitization to aspergillus isn't uncommon and causes upper and lower airways disease. Proximal bronchiectasis can be found in a syndrome called Allergic Bronchodilators Pulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA), however what's against this in your case is the relatively low total IgE. Need to see an allergist / pulmonologist for proper management, ESR isn't that concerning, best wishe ...Read more

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I have been exposed to aspergillius, cladosrorium, and pennicillium mold long term. And now that I am away my smell is sensitive...Is my body healing?

I have been exposed to aspergillius, cladosrorium, and pennicillium mold long term. And now that I am away my smell is sensitive...Is my body healing?

Not sure: Mold can cause allergies in people sensitized so it would depend on your allergic sensitization. Otherwise if you are not allergic to them then it is hard to predict how being around it or away from it would affect you. ...Read more

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Mother sob for approx two years, heart cath was clear. New symptoms, sputum balls and choking feeling last eight months. Could this be aspergilluas?

Mother sob for approx two years, heart cath was clear. New symptoms, sputum balls and choking feeling last eight months. Could this be aspergilluas?

Could be, or: It could be chronic bronchiectasis. Have her get a bronchoscopy and send samples off for fungal culture as well as the usual tests. Is she exposed to mold in her home or workplace? Might have those checked out as well. ...Read more