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My child as cystic fibrosis, how likely will he get pulmonary aspergillosis?
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: Possible but small %
Many people with cystic fibrosis have aspergillus (a fungus) in their airway, but in the vast majority of cases it does not cause disease.
In a small percent of patients it may cause allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa), and that can lead to lung damage. Abpa can usually be treated.

In brief: Possible but small %
Many people with cystic fibrosis have aspergillus (a fungus) in their airway, but in the vast majority of cases it does not cause disease.
In a small percent of patients it may cause allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa), and that can lead to lung damage. Abpa can usually be treated.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Dr. William Walsh
Specifically, less than .5% nationally, although that varies regionally (i.e. in the south it is more common).
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Rare
Asperigillus is a rare complication of CF in the airway; it is more commonly seen after lung transplantation in the face of immune suppression drugs.
Less than 1 in 1000 non transplanted patients with CF grow aspergillus out of a sputum culture.

In brief: Rare
Asperigillus is a rare complication of CF in the airway; it is more commonly seen after lung transplantation in the face of immune suppression drugs.
Less than 1 in 1000 non transplanted patients with CF grow aspergillus out of a sputum culture.
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Martin Raff
Even if one grows Aspergillus it does not necessarily mean that it is causing infection, although in a CF patient this should be taken very seriously.
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