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Can antifungal medication help allergic aspergillosis?

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes but the mainstay of treatment are steroids to treat the allergic component.

In brief: Yes

Yes but the mainstay of treatment are steroids to treat the allergic component.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but...

Systemic antifungals combined with corticosterods have demonstrated a statistical advantage over steroids alone in studies of patients with bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.
Not everyone responds and some patients respond more than others. This is serious medicine for a serious complication of severe asthma. Make sure to discuss its use fully with your lung specialist.

In brief: Yes, but...

Systemic antifungals combined with corticosterods have demonstrated a statistical advantage over steroids alone in studies of patients with bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.
Not everyone responds and some patients respond more than others. This is serious medicine for a serious complication of severe asthma. Make sure to discuss its use fully with your lung specialist.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Possibly

Allergic broncho - pulmonary aspergillosis is a very serious lung disease that needs prompt and thorough investigation and treatment.
Traditionally, inhaled steroids and oral steroids where the mainstay of treatment. In recent years, use of oral anti fungals have been tried and the data suggests that this may be an new avenue of treatment. Discuss this with your allergist or pulmonologist.

In brief: Possibly

Allergic broncho - pulmonary aspergillosis is a very serious lung disease that needs prompt and thorough investigation and treatment.
Traditionally, inhaled steroids and oral steroids where the mainstay of treatment. In recent years, use of oral anti fungals have been tried and the data suggests that this may be an new avenue of treatment. Discuss this with your allergist or pulmonologist.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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