Aspergillosis

Common Name(s)

Aspergillosis

Aspergillosis is an infection, growth, or allergic response caused by the Aspergillus fungus. There are several different kinds of aspergillosis. One kind is allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (also called ABPA), a condition where the fungus causes allergic respiratory symptoms similar to asthma, such as wheezing and coughing, but does not actually invade and destroy tissue. Another kind of aspergillosis is invasive aspergillosis. This infection usually affects people with weakened immune systems due to cancer, AIDS, leukemia, organ transplantation, chemotherapy, or other conditions or events that reduce the number of normal white blood cells. In this condition, the fungus invades and damages tissues in the body. Invasive aspergillosis most commonly affects the lungs, but can also cause infection in many other organs and can spread throughout the body (commonly affecting the kidneys and brain). Aspergilloma, a growth (fungus ball) that develops in an area of previous lung disease such as tuberculosis or lung abscess, is a third kind of aspergillosis. This type of aspergillosis is composed of a tangled mass of fungus fibers, blood clots, and white blood cells. The fungus ball gradually enlarges, destroying lung tissue in the process, but usually does not spread to other areas.
 

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The terms "Aspergillosis" returned 959 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Addition of 17-(allylamino)-17-demethoxygeldanamycin to a suboptimal caspofungin treatment regimen in neutropenic rats with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis delays the time to death but does not enhance the overall therapeutic efficacy.
 

Author(s): Jeannine M Refos, Alieke G Vonk, Marian T Ten Kate, Kimberly Eadie, Henri A Verbrugh, Irma A J M Bakker-Woudenberg, Wendy W J van de Sande

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Caspofungin (CAS) which is used as salvage therapy in patients with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) inhibits the 1,3-β-D-glucan synthesis in Aspergillus fumigatus. Inhibiting 1,3-β-D-glucan synthesis induces a stress response and in an invertebrate model it was demonstrated ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2017

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Ibrutinib in PCNSL: The Curious Cases of Clinical Responses and Aspergillosis.
 

Author(s): Christian Grommes, Anas Younes

Journal: Cancer Cell. 2017 06;31(6):731-733.

 

In this issue of Cancer Cell, Lionakis et al. demonstrate that the combination of temozolomide, etoposide, doxorubicin, dexamethasone, rituximab, and the Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor ibrutinib induced frequent responses in patients with primary central nervous system lymphoma ...

Last Updated: 29 May 2017

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Is Bulpa criteria suitable for the diagnosis of probable invasive pulmonary Aspergillosis in critically ill patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? A comparative study with EORTC/ MSG and ICU criteria.
 

Author(s): Linna Huang, Hangyong He, Jingjing Jin, Qingyuan Zhan

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Three diagnostic criteria have been proposed used for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) diagnosis, namely EORTC/ MSG criteria, Bulpa criteria and intensive care unit (ICU) criteria. The Bulpa criteria were proposed to diagnose IPA in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ...

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2017

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The terms "Aspergillosis" returned 116 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Complications of chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis: review of published case reports.
 

Author(s): Aleksandra Barac, Tatjana Adzic Vukicevic, Aleksandra Dudvarski Ilic, Salvatore Rubino, Vladimir Zugic, Goran Stevanovic

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Chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis (CNPA), a form of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA), affects immunocompetent or mildly immunocompromised persons with underlying pulmonary disease. These conditions are associated with high morbidity and mortality and often require long-term ...

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2017

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Early diagnosis and treatment of invasive aspergillosis as a main determinant of outcome - review of literature according to the presented case report.
 

Author(s): Michał Borys, Paweł Piwowarczyk, Justyna Sysiak, Mirosław Czuczwar, Andrzej Prystupa

Journal: Ann Agric Environ Med. 2017 Mar;24(1):100-103.

 

Although. Aspergillus spp infection is not the major cause of morbidity in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), mortality among patients treated for it is tremendous. Moreover, invasive aspergillosis (IA) is an independent risk factor of hospital costs and length of stay. The prevalence of ...

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2017

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Causative Agents of Aspergillosis Including Cryptic Aspergillus Species and A. fumigatus.
 

Author(s): Takahito Toyotome

Journal: Med Mycol J. 2016 ;57(4):J149-J154.

 

Aspergillosis is an important deep mycosis. The causative agents are Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus niger, and Aspergillus terreus, of which A. fumigatus is the most prevalent. Cryptic Aspergillus spp., which morphologically resemble representative species ...

Last Updated: 1 Dec 2016

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Impact of Pre-existing Invasive Aspergillosis on Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Invasive Aspergillosis

 

Last Updated: 19 Jan 2017

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Novel Biomarkers for Invasive Aspergillosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Aspergillosis Invasive

 

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2017

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Clinical Implications of Azole-Resistant Aspergillosis in Hematological Malignancy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Invasive Aspergillosis

 

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2017

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