Aspergillosis

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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 1047 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Severe forms of aspergillosis in patients on hemodialysis.
 

Author(s): M Jabrane, D Skandour, Y Rochdi, H Nouri, L Aderdour, A Raji, C Alaoui, W Fadili, I Laouad

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2016 Jan;27(1):174-6.

 

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2016

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Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Associated With Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis.
 

Author(s): R S Bumbacea, M I Balea, I M Ghiordanescu, C Popp, D Bumbacea

Journal: J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2015 ;25(5):380-1.

 

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2016

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Occam's razor or Hickam's dictum? Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis.
 

Author(s): Scott R Henderson, Anand Shah, Susan J Copley, H Terence Cook, C D Pusey, Alan D Salama, Philip W Ind

Journal: Thorax. 2016 Feb;71(2):193-5.

 

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2016

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The terms "Aspergillosis" returned 125 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cutaneous Invasive Aspergillosis: Retrospective Multicenter Study of the French Invasive-Aspergillosis Registry and Literature Review.
 

Author(s): Céline Bernardeschi, Francoise Foulet, Saskia Ingen-Housz-Oro, Nicolas Ortonne, Karine Sitbon, Gaëlle Quereux, Olivier Lortholary, Olivier Chosidow, Stéphane Bretagne,

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Jul;94(26):e1018.

 

Invasive aspergillosis (IA) has poor prognosis in immunocompromised patients. Skin manifestations, when present, should contribute to an early diagnosis. The authors aimed to provide prevalence data and a clinical and histologic description of cutaneous manifestations of primary cutaneous ...

Last Updated: 3 Jul 2015

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Pulmonary aspergillosis.
 

Author(s): M L Chabi, A Goracci, N Roche, A Paugam, A Lupo, M P Revel

Journal: Diagn Interv Imaging. 2015 May;96(5):435-42.

 

Aspergillosis is a mycotic disease usually caused by Aspergillus fumigatus, a saprophytic and ubiquitous airborne fungus. Aspergillus-related lung diseases are traditionally classified into four different forms, whose occurrence depends on the immunologic status of the host and the ...

Last Updated: 13 May 2015

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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma mimicking Aspergillosis rhinosinusitis: an unusual case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Kexing Ren, Weiya Wang, Xuelei Ma, Fuchun Guo, Ping Li, Lei Liu

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Clinical symptoms and imaging features of fungal infection are confused with those of atypical nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), and therefore development of a more effective diagnostic method is essential. It is a common knowledge that there is a significant association between Epstein-Barr ...

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2015

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Bronchoalveolar Lavage Lateral-Flow Device Test for Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis: a Multicenter Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis

 

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2016

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A Randomized Trial of Itraconazole in Acute Stages of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

 

Last Updated: 6 May 2015

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Efficacy and Safety of Caspofungin for Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis Underlying Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

 

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2014

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