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

Primary cutaneous aspergillosis caused by Aspergillus.fumigatus in an immunocompetent patient: A case report.
 

Author(s): Xiaoyan Liu, Jun Yang, Weiyuan Ma

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(48):e8916.

 

Primary cutaneous aspergillosis in immunocompromised patients has been well described in extensive investigations. However, in immunocompetent hosts, primary cutaneous infection of aspergillus occurs rarely, and remains poorly characterized.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Isolated cerebral aspergillosis in an immunocompetent woman on treatment for bacterial infected necrotizing pancreatitis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Shaoyang Zhang, Qinghui Fu, Qi Chen, Ting-Bo Liang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(48):e8908.

 

Cerebral aspergillosis (CA) is a rare manifestation of invasive aspergillosis. It usually affects seriously immunocompromised hosts. Pancreatic bacterial or/and fungal infection is common in patients with severe acute pancreatitis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Characteristics of culture-positive invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in patients with hematologic diseases: Comparison between Aspergillus fumigatus and non-fumigatus Aspergillus species.
 

Author(s): Sung-Yeon Cho, Dong-Gun Lee, Jae-Ki Choi, Hyo-Jin Lee, Si-Hyun Kim, Sun Hee Park, Su-Mi Choi, Jung-Hyun Choi, Jin-Hong Yoo, Yeon-Joon Park, Jong-Wook Lee

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(49):e8841.

 

While the epidemiology and clinical differences of various Candida spp. has been relatively well-identified, data regarding invasive aspergillosis (IA) caused by different Aspergillus spp. are insufficient.We aimed to determine the epidemiology of culture-positive invasive pulmonary ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Aspergillosis" returned 123 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Novel cutting-edge metabolite-based diagnostic tools for aspergillosis.
 

Author(s): Masha G Savelieff, Lucia Pappalardo

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Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Simultaneous primary invasive cutaneous aspergillosis in two preterm twins: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Floriane Gallais, Julie Denis, Olfa Koobar, Laurence Dillenseger, Dominique Astruc, Raoul Herbrecht, Ermanno Candolfi, Valérie Letscher-Bru, Marcela Sabou

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Primary invasive cutaneous aspergillosis is a rare fungal infection that occurs mostly in immunocompromised patients. Newborns of very low birth weight present a high risk for this type of infection due to an immaturity of the cutaneous barrier and of the immune system.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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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