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I am immuno-compromised, am I more likely to get pulmonary aspergillosis?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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). Aspergillosis does occur more often in persons with "blood cancer" (leukemia for example) than solid tumors.

In brief: 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). Aspergillosis does occur more often in persons with "blood cancer" (leukemia for example) than solid tumors.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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