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Medicine For Aspergillosis
Yes: This is treatable but flares often happen requiring specific therapy during the flare for resolution of symptoms. ...Read more
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
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
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
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.?
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
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 more
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
Very low: It is hard to predict who is going to get it, but fortunately, it is very rare. ...Read more
Aspergillosis, cough up white mucus in water with sack that grows white furry cocoons. What could it be?
So have you been diagnosed with aspergillosis already or you think you have it based on your symptoms?
At any rate, you need to get it checked. See your doctor first, they may recommend a pulmonologist. ...Read more
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
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
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
That depends...: Aspergillus infections are opportunistic. That is, they usually occur in persons with severely compromised bone marrow function (such as just after intense chemotherapy), or among those taking potent immunosuppressive drugs (after a transplant for example). Most organ cancer patients do not get aspergillus, but it does occur more often in persons with "blood cancer" (leukemia for example). ...Read more
Not necessarily: Patients with asthma have a higher chance of developing bronchopulmonary aspergillosis; however, it is relatively rare in children. If your child's asthma is not responding to conventional treatment, your doctor should consider this as a possibility by checking certain blood tests and getting at least a chest x-ray. ...Read more
Dx w/viral induced asthma b4-never get asthma symptoms unless I get bad cold-Raked tons of wet leaves yesterday w/o knowing of aspergillosis. Worried!
Mold allergy?: Since decaying leaves are laden with molds, their spores become airborne when you start raking them. If you are allergic to molds, this activity may trigger your asthma. Aspergillus however is just one of several molds that may be present on these leaves. Allergic bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis is not that common a condition, your risk in developing it from this exposure alone is very low. ...Read more
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