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If contract aspergillus, am I guaranteed to get sick?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Dr. Ayman Jabr
Family Medicine

In brief: Immunecompromise

Usually the immune compromised can get sick form contract aspergilosis.

In brief: Immunecompromise

Usually the immune compromised can get sick form contract aspergilosis.
Dr. Ayman Jabr
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