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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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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...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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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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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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Fungal lung infection is it serious or easily treated with antifungal meds? Doc was hard to understand about seriousness and not sure what to expect

Fungal lung infection is it serious or easily treated with antifungal meds? Doc was hard to understand about seriousness and not sure what to expect

Depends: I would hate to give a vague answer, however it depends on the specific organism causing disease (ie fungal pneumonia), overall health status of the patient and whether the patient has been on any other immunosuppressant medications or not. ...Read more

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Can fungal lung infection affect my ear?

Can fungal lung infection affect my ear?

Yes but less likely: Possible but depends on what kind of fungal infection you have and what are your risk factors. If you are immunocompromised or have disease that affects ciliary function/ mucous clearance then i will say yes. You will need to see ENT and get culture. ...Read more

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Pls advice me, which test i will need if i suspect minor fungal/other infection in my lungs, coz inspite 2antibiotics, still ve fever, chesty cough?

Pls  advice me, which test i will need if i suspect minor fungal/other infection in my lungs, coz inspite  2antibiotics, still ve fever, chesty cough?

Possibilities...,: If routine cultures of your sputum (that you cough up!) are not revealing the cause of your symptoms, you may need more testing. This testing may include chest x-ray(if not done), cat scan of your chest and a bronchoscopy where a scope is placed into your airways and samples are obtained for all kinds of testing including fungal, tb, cytology, etc. You would need to see a lung doctor! good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible for IV antifungals to cure fungal endocarditis or fungal infection of the lungs?

Is it possible for IV antifungals to cure fungal endocarditis or fungal infection of the lungs?

Fungal infection: IV antifungals. Curing fungal endocarditis or pneumonia is difficult and depends on the sensitivity of the fungus to the agent being administered as well as the ability of the drug to get to the infectious agent. Having said that it is possible to get cures but requires long term treatment and possible doesn't mean, always successful. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a fungal infection in the lungs/lymph nodes called?

Docs can you explain what is a fungal infection in the lungs/lymph nodes called?

Histoplasmosis: It is histoplasmosis more commonly seen in HIV positive patients and in normal healthy patients from exposure to bird droppings.It is caused by fungus histoplasma capsulatum.It can effect liver, spleen and lymph nodes and lungs. ...Read more