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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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Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...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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Are children more susceptible to invasive pulmonary aspergillosis?

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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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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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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Who is more susceptible to pulmonary aspergillosis?

Who is more susceptible to pulmonary aspergillosis?

Several kinds.: People with underlying emphysema with bullae can get aspergillomas. People with asthma can be allergic aspergillosis. People with immune deficiencies can get invasive and potentially fatal aspergillosis. ...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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