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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Aspergillus Fumigatus

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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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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 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 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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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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