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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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Can aspergillosis be cured effectively? What is the method?

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Can aspergillosis be cured effectively? What is the method?

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

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What is trachobronchitis aspergillosis?

What is trachobronchitis aspergillosis?

Fungus: Infection and inflammation of the trachea- airway and bronchi-smaller airways with a ubiquitous fungus.
Aspergillosis fumigatus.
Unusual, unless steroids, cancer, immunosupression. ...Read more

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What to do for aspergillosis of the sinus in a child?

What to do for aspergillosis of the sinus in a child?

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

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How much time can the treatment (cure) for aspergillosis take?

How much time can the treatment (cure) for aspergillosis take?

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

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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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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.?

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.?

It depends.: Most of the time, medical rx is needed. But with a nodule that mimics malignancy, surgery or needle bx can differentiate the two. Drainage from the lung to the skin is initially treated with medicine specific for aspergillosis or drained. ...Read more

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Can antifungal medication help allergic aspergillosis?

Can antifungal medication help allergic aspergillosis?

Yes: Yes but the mainstay of treatment are steroids to treat the allergic component. ...Read more

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Can allergic pulmonary aspergillosis relapse?

Can allergic pulmonary aspergillosis relapse?

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

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How common is pulmonary aspergillosis in the us?

How common is pulmonary aspergillosis in the us?

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 more

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Who is more susceptible to pulmonary aspergillosis?

Who is more susceptible to pulmonary aspergillosis?

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

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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?

Not likely: Aspergillosis in the lung does not affect the pleura but you may get chest pain if you happen to suffer from asthma related to mold allergy. However do see an allergist to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Are children more susceptible to allergic pulmonary aspergillosis?

Are children more susceptible to allergic pulmonary aspergillosis?

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

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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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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 cocoons. What could it be?

Lung doctor: 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

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Aspergillosis, cough up white mucus in water with sack that grows white furry coccoons. Could it be that?

Aspergillosis, cough up white mucus in water with sack that grows white furry coccoons. Could it be that?

Cough: This really needs to be checked by a doctor and doubt it is aspergillosis. Whatever you cough out, show it to your doctor and get treated. ...Read more

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Clarification: Not currently symptomatic but diagnosis w/viral induced asthma in past. Am I at increased risk for aspergillosis having viral induced asthma?

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

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When is surgery indicated for my pulmonary aspergillosis?

When is surgery indicated for my pulmonary aspergillosis?

When all else fails: Surgery is considered when the condition does not respond to medical therapy, or when it starts to cause bleeding in the lungs. Or if it begins to cause constant infections in the lung tissue. ...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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I am immuno-compromised, am I more likely to get pulmonary aspergillosis?

Yes: Since aspergillosis is caused by a fungi, it is not normally affect pt with normal immmune system. Since you have compromised immune system, you are more likely to get this pulmonary aspergillosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between allergic and invasive pulmonary aspergillosis?

What is the difference between allergic and invasive pulmonary aspergillosis?

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

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Will my child need to be put into a respirator for their pulmonary aspergillosis?

Will my child need to be put into a respirator for their pulmonary aspergillosis?

No: Patients are put on respirators for respiratory failure. As long as your child can oxygenate properly, this will not be necessary. It is for him to receive proper treatment, either with a pulmonologist or an allergist. ...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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I have cancer am I more likely to get pulmonary aspergillosis?

I have cancer am I more likely to get pulmonary aspergillosis?

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

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I have tuberculosis am I more likely to get pulmonary aspergillosis?

I have tuberculosis am I more likely to get pulmonary aspergillosis?

Depends: If at the end of treatment, your lungs have a scar in the form of a cavity, you can get a form of aspergillosis called aspergilloma. Presence of aspergillus in the lungs does not always mean infection or aspergillosis. ...Read more

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My child has asthma are they more likely to get pulmonary aspergillosis?

My child has asthma are they more likely to get pulmonary aspergillosis?

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

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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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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!

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

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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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