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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Aspergillosis" returned 825 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

PTX3 deficiency and aspergillosis.
 

Author(s): Cristina Cunha, Oliver Kurzai, Agostinho Carvalho

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Apr;370(17):1666-7.

 

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2014

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Multiple nocardial cerebral abscesses in a patient with pulmonary aspergillosis.
 

Author(s): Prasad Krishnan, Rohit Mishra, Rajaraman Kartikueyan, Eswara Rao Thamatapu

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(1):105-7.

 

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2014

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Three cases of invasive tracheobronchial aspergillosis.
 

Author(s): Xuedong Liu, Xiudi Han, Yan Qu, Dong Wei, Yunjie Ge, Weiye Zhao

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2014 ;127(1):196.

 

Last Updated: 3 Jan 2014

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The terms "Aspergillosis" returned 91 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Invasive tracheobronchial aspergillosis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus-dermatomyositis overlap syndrome.
 

Author(s): Mitsuru Sada, Takeshi Saraya, Yasutaka Tanaka, Shinji Sato, Megumi Wakayama, Kazutoshi Shibuya, Takashi Uchiyama, Hideo Ogata, Hajime Takizawa, Hajime Goto

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2013 ;52(18):2149-53.

 

A 45-year-old man was referred to our hospital with a 3-month history of dyspnea, polyarthralgia, myalgia and weight loss. He was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus/dermatomyositis overlap syndrome with lung involvement, which presented as organizing pneumonia. However, a ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2013

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Human genetic susceptibility to invasive aspergillosis.
 

Author(s): Cristina Cunha, Franco Aversa, Luigina Romani, Agostinho Carvalho

Journal: PLoS Pathog.. 2013 ;9(8):e1003434.

 

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2013

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Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis presenting as chronic cough in an elderly woman without previously documented asthma.
 

Author(s): Richard Roth, Michael Schatz

Journal: Perm J. 2013 ;17(2):e103-8.

 

A nonsmoking woman in her mid-70s presents to the allergist for consultation of a chronic cough of almost 3-years' duration without a specific diagnosis as to etiology in spite of numerous diagnostic tests and therapeutic trials. This is a case report from a specialist point of view ...

Last Updated: 24 May 2013

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Application of an Electronic Nose in the Early Detection of ASpergillosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pulmonary Invasive Aspergillosis

 

Last Updated: 14 Jul 2011

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Open-label Vitamin D Trial for Patients With Cystic Fibrosis and Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cystic Fibrosis; Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis; A. Fumigatus

 

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2010

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Voriconazole Versus Oral Steroids in Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

 

Last Updated: 13 May 2013

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