Aspergillosis: Infections with fungi of the genus ASPERGILLUS.Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis: Lung infections with the invasive forms of ASPERGILLUS, usually after surgery, transplantation, prolonged NEUTROPENIA or treatment with high-doses of CORTICOSTEROIDS. Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis can progress to CHRONIC NECROTIZING PULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS or hematogenous spread to other organs.Aspergillosis, Allergic Bronchopulmonary: Hypersensitivity reaction (ALLERGIC REACTION) to fungus ASPERGILLUS in an individual with long-standing BRONCHIAL ASTHMA. It is characterized by pulmonary infiltrates, EOSINOPHILIA, elevated serum IMMUNOGLOBULIN E, and skin reactivity to Aspergillus antigen.Pulmonary Aspergillosis: Infections of the respiratory tract with fungi of the genus ASPERGILLUS. Infections may result in allergic reaction (ALLERGIC BRONCHOPULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS), colonization in pulmonary cavities as fungus balls (MYCETOMA), or lead to invasion of the lung parenchyma (INVASIVE PULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS).Aspergillus fumigatus: A species of imperfect fungi from which the antibiotic fumigatin is obtained. Its spores may cause respiratory infection in birds and mammals.Lung Diseases, Fungal: Pulmonary diseases caused by fungal infections, usually through hematogenous spread.Aspergillus: A genus of mitosporic fungi containing about 100 species and eleven different teleomorphs in the family Trichocomaceae.Antifungal Agents: Substances that destroy fungi by suppressing their ability to grow or reproduce. They differ from FUNGICIDES, INDUSTRIAL because they defend against fungi present in human or animal tissues.Neuroaspergillosis: Infections of the nervous system caused by fungi of the genus ASPERGILLUS, most commonly ASPERGILLUS FUMIGATUS. Aspergillus infections may occur in immunocompetent hosts, but are more prevalent in individuals with IMMUNOLOGIC DEFICIENCY SYNDROMES. The organism may spread to the nervous system from focal infections in the lung, mastoid region, sinuses, inner ear, bones, eyes, gastrointestinal tract, and heart. Sinus infections may be locally invasive and enter the intracranial compartment, producing MENINGITIS, FUNGAL; cranial neuropathies; and abscesses in the frontal lobes of the brain. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch 27, pp62-3)Mannans: Polysaccharides consisting of mannose units.Amphotericin B: Macrolide antifungal antibiotic produced by Streptomyces nodosus obtained from soil of the Orinoco river region of Venezuela.TriazolesAntigens, Fungal: Substances of fungal origin that have antigenic activity.Echinocandins: Cyclic hexapeptides of proline-ornithine-threonine-proline-threonine-serine. The cyclization with a single non-peptide bond can lead them to be incorrectly called DEPSIPEPTIDES, but the echinocandins lack ester links. Antifungal activity is via inhibition of 1,3-beta-glucan synthase production of BETA-GLUCANS.Aspergillus flavus: A species of imperfect fungi which grows on peanuts and other plants and produces the carcinogenic substance aflatoxin. It is also used in the production of the antibiotic flavicin.Itraconazole: A triazole antifungal agent that inhibits cytochrome P-450-dependent enzymes required for ERGOSTEROL synthesis.Immunocompromised Host: A human or animal whose immunologic mechanism is deficient because of an immunodeficiency disorder or other disease or as the result of the administration of immunosuppressive drugs or radiation.Opportunistic Infections: An infection caused by an organism which becomes pathogenic under certain conditions, e.g., during immunosuppression.Antibodies, Fungal: Immunoglobulins produced in a response to FUNGAL ANTIGENS.Paranasal Sinus Diseases: Diseases affecting or involving the PARANASAL SINUSES and generally manifesting as inflammation, abscesses, cysts, or tumors.Central Nervous System Fungal Infections: MYCOSES of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges which may result in ENCEPHALITIS; MENINGITIS, FUNGAL; MYELITIS; BRAIN ABSCESS; and EPIDURAL ABSCESS. Certain types of fungi may produce disease in immunologically normal hosts, while others are classified as opportunistic pathogens, causing illness primarily in immunocompromised individuals (e.g., ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME).Lipopeptides: Compounds consisting of a short peptide chain conjugated with an acyl chain.Fatal Outcome: Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.beta-Glucans: Glucose polymers consisting of a backbone of beta(1->3)-linked beta-D-glucopyranosyl units with beta(1->6) linked side chains of various lengths. They are a major component of the CELL WALL of organisms and of soluble DIETARY FIBER.Pyrimidines: A family of 6-membered heterocyclic compounds occurring in nature in a wide variety of forms. They include several nucleic acid constituents (CYTOSINE; THYMINE; and URACIL) and form the basic structure of the barbiturates.Dermatomycoses: Superficial infections of the skin or its appendages by any of various fungi.Neutropenia: A decrease in the number of NEUTROPHILS found in the blood.Mycology: The study of the structure, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of fungi, and MYCOSES.Peptides, Cyclic: Peptides whose amino and carboxy ends are linked together with a peptide bond forming a circular chain. Some of them are ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS. Some of them are biosynthesized non-ribosomally (PEPTIDE BIOSYNTHESIS, NON-RIBOSOMAL).MycosesDNA, Fungal: Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of fungi.Gliotoxin: A fungal toxin produced by various species of Trichoderma, Gladiocladium fimbriatum, Aspergillus fumigatus, and Penicillium. It is used as an immunosuppressive agent.Fungal Polysaccharides: Cell wall components constituting a polysaccharide core found in fungi. They may act as antigens or structural substrates.Lung: Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.Hematologic Neoplasms: Neoplasms located in the blood and blood-forming tissue (the bone marrow and lymphatic tissue). The commonest forms are the various types of LEUKEMIA, of LYMPHOMA, and of the progressive, life-threatening forms of the MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROMES.Hospital Design and Construction: The architecture, functional design, and construction of hospitals.Drug Resistance, Fungal: The ability of fungi to resist or to become tolerant to chemotherapeutic agents, antifungal agents, or antibiotics. This resistance may be acquired through gene mutation.Mucormycosis: Infection in humans and animals caused by any fungus in the order Mucorales (e.g., Absidia, Mucor, Rhizopus etc.) There are many clinical types associated with infection of the central nervous system, lung, gastrointestinal tract, skin, orbit and paranasal sinuses. In humans, it usually occurs as an opportunistic infection in patients with a chronic debilitating disease, particularly uncontrolled diabetes, or who are receiving immunosuppressive agents. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Aspergillus niger: An imperfect fungus causing smut or black mold of several fruits, vegetables, etc.Azoles: Five membered rings containing a NITROGEN atom.Spores, Fungal: Reproductive bodies produced by fungi.Candidiasis: Infection with a fungus of the genus CANDIDA. It is usually a superficial infection of the moist areas of the body and is generally caused by CANDIDA ALBICANS. (Dorland, 27th ed)TracheitisBrain Abscess: A circumscribed collection of purulent exudate in the brain, due to bacterial and other infections. The majority are caused by spread of infected material from a focus of suppuration elsewhere in the body, notably the PARANASAL SINUSES, middle ear (see EAR, MIDDLE); HEART (see also ENDOCARDITIS, BACTERIAL), and LUNG. Penetrating CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA and NEUROSURGICAL PROCEDURES may also be associated with this condition. Clinical manifestations include HEADACHE; SEIZURES; focal neurologic deficits; and alterations of consciousness. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp712-6)Mycetoma: A chronic progressive subcutaneous infection caused by species of fungi (eumycetoma), or actinomycetes (actinomycetoma). It is characterized by tumefaction, abscesses, and tumor-like granules representing microcolonies of pathogens, such as MADURELLA fungi and bacteria ACTINOMYCETES, with different grain colors.Cortisone: A naturally occurring glucocorticoid. It has been used in replacement therapy for adrenal insufficiency and as an anti-inflammatory agent. Cortisone itself is inactive. It is converted in the liver to the active metabolite HYDROCORTISONE. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p726)Hyphae: Microscopic threadlike filaments in FUNGI that are filled with a layer of protoplasm. Collectively, the hyphae make up the MYCELIUM.Emericella: A genus in the family Trichocomaceae, order EUROTIALES. The anamorph is ASPERGILLUS.Zygomycosis: Infection in humans and animals caused by fungi in the class Zygomycetes. It includes MUCORMYCOSIS and entomophthoramycosis. The latter is a tropical infection of subcutaneous tissue or paranasal sinuses caused by fungi in the order Entomophthorales. Phycomycosis, closely related to zygomycosis, describes infection with members of Phycomycetes, an obsolete classification.Deoxycholic Acid: A bile acid formed by bacterial action from cholate. It is usually conjugated with glycine or taurine. Deoxycholic acid acts as a detergent to solubilize fats for intestinal absorption, is reabsorbed itself, and is used as a choleretic and detergent.Immunocompetence: The ability of lymphoid cells to mount a humoral or cellular immune response when challenged by antigen.Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid: Washing liquid obtained from irrigation of the lung, including the BRONCHI and the PULMONARY ALVEOLI. It is generally used to assess biochemical, inflammatory, or infection status of the lung.Sphenoid Sinus: One of the paired air spaces located in the body of the SPHENOID BONE behind the ETHMOID BONE in the middle of the skull. Sphenoid sinus communicates with the posterosuperior part of NASAL CAVITY on the same side.Immunosuppression: Deliberate prevention or diminution of the host's immune response. It may be nonspecific as in the administration of immunosuppressive agents (drugs or radiation) or by lymphocyte depletion or may be specific as in desensitization or the simultaneous administration of antigen and immunosuppressive drugs.Tomography, X-Ray Computed: Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.Meningitis, Fungal: Meningitis caused by fungal agents which may occur as OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS or arise in immunocompetent hosts.Mucorales: An order of zygomycetous fungi, usually saprophytic, causing damage to food in storage, but which may cause respiratory infection or MUCORMYCOSIS in persons suffering from other debilitating diseases.Fungemia: The presence of fungi circulating in the blood. Opportunistic fungal sepsis is seen most often in immunosuppressed patients with severe neutropenia or in postoperative patients with intravenous catheters and usually follows prolonged antibiotic therapy.Chemotherapy-Induced Febrile Neutropenia: FEVER accompanied by a significant reduction in NEUTROPHIL count associated with CHEMOTHERAPY.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Bronchiectasis: Persistent abnormal dilatation of the bronchi.Granulomatous Disease, Chronic: A defect of leukocyte function in which phagocytic cells ingest but fail to digest bacteria, resulting in recurring bacterial infections with granuloma formation. When chronic granulomatous disease is caused by mutations in the CYBB gene, the condition is inherited in an X-linked recessive pattern. When chronic granulomatous disease is caused by CYBA, NCF1, NCF2, or NCF4 gene mutations, the condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern.Rhizopus: A genus of zygomycetous fungi of the family Mucoraceae, order MUCORALES, a common saprophyte and facultative parasite of mature fruits and vegetables. It may cause cerebral mycoses in diabetes and cutaneous infection in severely burned patients.Brain Diseases: Pathologic conditions affecting the BRAIN, which is composed of the intracranial components of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. This includes (but is not limited to) the CEREBRAL CORTEX; intracranial white matter; BASAL GANGLIA; THALAMUS; HYPOTHALAMUS; BRAIN STEM; and CEREBELLUM.Spondylitis: Inflammation of the SPINE. This includes both arthritic and non-arthritic conditions.Transplantation: Transference of a tissue or organ from either an alive or deceased donor, within an individual, between individuals of the same species, or between individuals of different species.Radiography, Thoracic: X-ray visualization of the chest and organs of the thoracic cavity. It is not restricted to visualization of the lungs.Immunoglobulin E: An immunoglobulin associated with MAST CELLS. Overexpression has been associated with allergic hypersensitivity (HYPERSENSITIVITY, IMMEDIATE).Drug Therapy, Combination: Therapy with two or more separate preparations given for a combined effect.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Tomography Scanners, X-Ray Computed: X-ray image-detecting devices that make a focused image of body structures lying in a predetermined plane from which more complex images are computed.Mycological Typing Techniques: Procedures for identifying types and strains of fungi.Paranasal Sinuses: Air-filled spaces located within the bones around the NASAL CAVITY. They are extensions of the nasal cavity and lined by the ciliated NASAL MUCOSA. Each sinus is named for the cranial bone in which it is located, such as the ETHMOID SINUS; the FRONTAL SINUS; the MAXILLARY SINUS; and the SPHENOID SINUS.Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Drug Combinations: Single preparations containing two or more active agents, for the purpose of their concurrent administration as a fixed dose mixture.

Early diagnosis of central nervous system aspergillosis with combination use of cerebral diffusion-weighted echo-planar magnetic resonance image and polymerase chain reaction of cerebrospinal fluid. (1/1559)

We treated a patient diagnosed as central nervous system (CNS) aspergillosis with the combined use of cerebral diffusion-weighted echo-planar magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) and polymerase chain reaction of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF-PCR). DWI, a cutting-edge imaging modality to reveal the earliest changes of cerebral infarction, detected cerebral fungal embolization when the conventional computed tomographic scan and magnetic resonance imaging failed to reveal it. CSF-PCR demonstrated the presence of Aspergillus-specific DNA in the specimen, when the conventional examination and culture of CSF were nonspecific or negative. These diagnostic methods could be useful in the early diagnosis of CNS aspergillosis.  (+info)

Survival and prognostic factors of invasive aspergillosis after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. (2/1559)

To determine prognostic factors for survival in bone marrow transplant recipients with invasive aspergillosis (IA), we retrospectively reviewed 27 IA cases observed in our bone marrow transplantation unit between January 1994 and October 1994. On 30 September 1997, six patients were alive and disease-free. The median survival after IA diagnosis was 36 days. Of eight variables found to be related to survival according to the univariate analysis, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) status at IA diagnosis (P = .0008) and the cumulative prednisolone dose taken during the week preceding IA diagnosis (CPDlw) (P < .0001) were selected by a backward stepwise Cox regression model. A three-stage classification was established: CPD1w of < or =7 mg/kg (3 of 8 patients died; 60-day survival rate, 88%), CPD1w of >7 mg/kg and no GVHD (9 of 10 patients died; 60-day survival rate, 20%), and CPD1w of >7 mg/kg and active acute grade 2 or more or extensive chronic GVHD (9 of 9 patients died; 30-day survival rate, 0) (P < .0001).  (+info)

Aspergillus meningitis: diagnosis by non-culture-based microbiological methods and management. (3/1559)

The performance of antibody detection, antigen detection, and Aspergillus genus-specific PCR for diagnosing Aspergillus meningitis was investigated with 26 cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples obtained from a single patient with proven infection caused by Aspergillus fumigatus. Immunoglobulin G antibodies directed against Aspergillus were not detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in CSF or serum. The antigen galactomannan was detected in the CSF 45 days before a culture became positive, and Aspergillus DNA was detected 4 days prior to culture. Decline of the galactomannan antigen titer in the CSF during treatment with intravenous and intraventricular amphotericin B and intravenous voriconazole corresponded with the clinical response to treatment.  (+info)

Production of specific monoclonal antibodies to Aspergillus species and their use in immunohistochemical identification of aspergillosis. (4/1559)

Two anti-Aspergillus murine monoclonal antibodies (MAbs), designated 164G and 611F, have been produced; both specifically recognize cytoplasmic antigens of A. fumigatus, A. flavus, and A. niger by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The MAbs can identify Aspergillus spp. both in frozen sections by immunofluorescence and in paraffin-embedded clinical specimens by immunofluorescence and immunoperoxidase staining.  (+info)

Aspergillus fumigatus and aspergillosis. (5/1559)

Aspergillus fumigatus is one of the most ubiquitous of the airborne saprophytic fungi. Humans and animals constantly inhale numerous conidia of this fungus. The conidia are normally eliminated in the immunocompetent host by innate immune mechanisms, and aspergilloma and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, uncommon clinical syndromes, are the only infections observed in such hosts. Thus, A. fumigatus was considered for years to be a weak pathogen. With increases in the number of immunosuppressed patients, however, there has been a dramatic increase in severe and usually fatal invasive aspergillosis, now the most common mold infection worldwide. In this review, the focus is on the biology of A. fumigatus and the diseases it causes. Included are discussions of (i) genomic and molecular characterization of the organism, (ii) clinical and laboratory methods available for the diagnosis of aspergillosis in immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts, (iii) identification of host and fungal factors that play a role in the establishment of the fungus in vivo, and (iv) problems associated with antifungal therapy.  (+info)

Femur osteomyelitis due to a mixed fungal infection in a previously healthy man. (6/1559)

We describe a previously healthy, 22-year-old man who, after a closed fracture of the femur and subsequent operation, developed chronic osteomyelitis. Within a few days, infected bone fragments, bone, and wound drainage repeatedly yielded three different filamentous fungi: Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus flavus, and Chalara ellisii. Histologic examination of the bone revealed septate hyphae. After sequential necrotomies of the femur and irrigation-suction drainage with added antimycotic therapy, the infection ceased and the fracture healed. This case is unique in that it is the only known instance in which a long bone was affected in an immunocompetent individual, with no evidence of any systemic infection, by a mixed population of two different Aspergillus spp. and the rare filamentous fungus C. ellisii. Environmental factors that could potentiate the infection include blood and edema fluid resulting from the surgical procedure and the presence of the osteosynthetic plate.  (+info)

Invasive aspergillosis caused by Aspergillus ustus: case report and review. (7/1559)

A case of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in an allogeneic bone marrow transplant recipient caused by Aspergillus ustus is presented. A. ustus was also recovered from the hospital environment, which may indicate that the infection was nosocomially acquired. A literature review revealed seven cases of invasive infections caused by A. ustus, and three of these were primarily cutaneous infections. In vitro susceptibility testing of 12 A. ustus isolates showed that amphotericin B and terbinafine had fungicidal activity and that itraconazole and voriconazole had fungistatic activity.  (+info)

Pseudoepidemic of Aspergillus niger infections traced to specimen contamination in the microbiology laboratory. (8/1559)

We report a pseudo-outbreak of Aspergillus niger that followed building construction in our clinical microbiology laboratory. Because outbreaks of invasive aspergillosis have been linked to hospital construction, strategies to minimize dust in patient care areas are common practice. We illustrate that the impact of false-positive cultures on patient care should compel laboratories to prevent specimen contamination during construction.  (+info)

*Aspergillosis

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*Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

"Global burden of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis with asthma and its complication chronic pulmonary aspergillosis in ... Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a condition characterised by an exaggerated response of the immune system (a ... IgG may not be entirely specific for ABPA, as high levels are also found in chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) alongside ... A. fumigatus is responsible for a spectrum of lung diseases known as aspergilloses. ABPA causes airway inflammation, leading to ...

*Primary cutaneous aspergillosis

... is a rare skin condition most often occurring at the site of intravenous cannulas in ... Aspergillosis James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. ...

*Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis

Aspergillosis is an infection caused by the fungus Aspergillus. Aspergillosis describes a large number of diseases involving ... For chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis and chronic fibrosing pulmonary aspergillosis, lifelong use of antifungal drugs is ... Chronic fibrosing pulmonary aspergillosis this may develop where pulmonary aspergillosis remains untreated and chronic scarring ... Aspergillosis can occur in a variety of organs, both in humans and animals. The most common sites of infection are the ...

*Aflatoxin B1

"Definition of Aspergillosis , Aspergillosis , Types of Fungal Diseases , Fungal Diseases , CDC". www.cdc.gov. Retrieved 2017-05 ... Aspergillus flavus itself also exerts pathogenic effects through aspergillosis, or infection with the mold. This infection ...

*Aspergillus terreus

... aspergillosis Disseminated aspergillosis Though all four disease outcomes can impose a great health risk to humans; invasive ... In fact, invasive aspergillosis has been named as the leading cause of death in leukemia and stem cell transplantation patients ... "Aspergillosis". Retrieved 10 November 2013. Louis, B; Roy P.; Sayanika D.; Talukdar N (2013). "Aspergillus terreus Thom a new ... Some successful animal models include the mouse and rabbit where A. terreus has formed pulmonary aspergillosis. These studies ...

*Aspergillus fumigatus

Fungi portal 2012 US meningitis outbreak Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis Aspergilloma Aspergillosis Diseases of the ... Segal BH (2009). "Aspergillosis". N Engl J Med. 360 (18): 1870-84. doi:10.1056/NEJMra0808853. PMID 19403905. Filler SG, ... Dagenais TR, Keller NP (2009). "Pathogenesis of Aspergillus fumigatus in Invasive Aspergillosis". Clin Microbiol Rev. 22 (3): ... Neutrophils are essential for aspergillosis resistance, as demonstrated in neutropenic individuals, and are capable of ...

*Aspergillus candidus

If the invasive aspergillosis is kept untreated, the disease can spread from the lungs to any of the organs in the body. ... Diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis is difficult due to the non-specific clinical measures and symptoms. Some symptoms include ... Invasive aspergillosis may be caused by A. candidus in humans, particularly in immunocompromised individuals, with high ... It is an uncommon agent of onychomycosis and aspergillosis. The species epithet candidus (L.) refers to the white pigmentation ...

*Aspergillus unguis

"Aspergillosis. DermNet NZ". www.dermnetnz.org. Retrieved 2015-11-16. Dodge, C.W. (1935). Medical mycology. Fungous diseases of ...

*Air crescent sign

"Pulmonary aspergillosis". Mediconotebook. Retrieved 29 May 2015. Air crescent sign on CXR Air crescent sign on CT. ... Classically, it is due to an aspergilloma, a form of aspergillosis, that occurs when the fungus Aspergillus grows in a cavity ... Curtis AM, Smith GJ, Ravin CE (October 1979). "Air crescent sign of invasive aspergillosis". Radiology. 133 (1): 17-21. doi: ...

*Orotomide

It was shown to be useful for acute sinopulmonary aspergillosis caused by Aspergillus flavus. Birch, Michael (19 September 2015 ... 2017). "Pharmacodynamics of the Novel Antifungal Agent F901318 for Acute Sinopulmonary Aspergillosis Caused by Aspergillus ... and for invasive aspergillosis on 14 October 2016. As of May 2017, F901318 is in late phase 1 clinical trials. ... Aspergillosis Website. Retrieved 9 October 2017. Oliver, Jason D.; Sibley, Graham E. M.; Beckmann, Nicola; Dobb, Katharine S.; ...

*Aspergillus persii

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*Aspergillus penicillioides

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*Aspergillus dorothicus

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*Aspergillus felis

nov., an Emerging Agent of Invasive Aspergillosis in Humans, Cats, and Dogs". PLoS ONE. 8 (6): e64871. doi:10.1371/journal.pone ... Aspergillus acidus is a heterothallic species of the genus of Aspergillus which can cause aspergillosis in humans, dogs and ... "A new fungal species causing invasive aspergillosis in cats and humans , Australian Veterinary Association". www.ava.com.au. " ... "Aspergillus felis: new fungus found in Australia, causes infections in humans, cats , Aspergillus & Aspergillosis Website". www ...

*Aspergillus brunneoviolaceus

"A. brunneoviolaceus , Aspergillus & Aspergillosis Website". www.aspergillus.org.uk. "Aspergillus brunneoviolaceus". www.uniprot ...

*Aspergillus biplanus

"A. biplanus , Aspergillus & Aspergillosis Website". www.aspergillus.org.uk. "Aspergillus biplanus". www.uniprot.org. Kwon, ...

*Aspergillus carneus

"A. carneus , Aspergillus & Aspergillosis Website". www.aspergillus.org.uk. "Aspergillus carneus". www.uniprot.org. Blunt, John ...

*Aspergillus dybowskii

"A. dybowskii , Aspergillus & Aspergillosis Website". www.aspergillus.org.uk. Contributions Toward a Mycobiota of Indonesia: ...

*Gliotoxin

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*Aspergillus oerlinghausenensis

"A. oerlinghausenensis , Aspergillus & Aspergillosis Website". www.aspergillus.org.uk. ...

*Escovopsis aspergilloides

Aspergillosis Seifert, Keith A.; Samson, Robert A.; Chapela, Ignacio H. (1995). "Escovopsis aspergilloides, a Rediscovered ...

*Mold health issues

Erol S (April 2010). "Nosocomial aspergillosis: epidemiology and control". Mikrobiyol Bul (in Turkish). 44 (2): 323-38. PMID ... Hypersensitivity may also be a reaction toward an established fungal infection in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. ... Simicic S, Matos T, "Microbiological diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis." Zdravnisji vestnik-slovanian medical journal. 2010, ...

*Dolichocephaly

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*Santosh G. Honavar

Orbital aspergillosis in immunocompetent patients. Br J Ophthalmol. 2014 Oct;98(10):1379-84. 34. Mulay K, Honavar SG. Primary, ... Aggarwal E, Mulay K, Menon V, Sundar G, Honavar SG, Sharma M. Isolated Orbital Aspergillosis in Immunocompetent Patients: A ...
BACKGROUND AND METHODS: Symptomatic pulmonary aspergillosis has rarely been reported in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). We describe the predisposing factors, the clinical and radiologic features, and the therapeutic outcomes in 13 patients with pulmonary aspergillosis, all of whom had human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and 12 of whom had AIDS.!,br,!!,br,!RESULTS: Pulmonary aspergillosis was detected a median of 25 months after the diagnosis of AIDS, usually following corticosteroid use, neutropenia, pneumonia due to other pathogens, marijuana smoking, or the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics. Two major patterns of disease were observed: invasive aspergillosis (in 10 patients) and obstructing bronchial aspergillosis (in 3). Cough and fever, the most common symptoms, tended to be insidious in onset in patients with invasive disease (median duration, 1.3 months before diagnosis). Breathlessness, cough, and chest pain predominated in the three patients with ...
Youre more likely to have an invasive type of aspergillosis if your immune system is weakened by chemotherapy and conditions such as leukemia, cancer, and AIDS.. A weakened immune system makes it more difficult to fight off infections. This type of aspergillosis invades your lung tissues and can spread to your kidneys or brain. If invasive aspergillosis goes untreated, it can cause infectious pneumonia. Infectious pneumonia can be life-threatening in people with compromised immune systems.. Invasive aspergillosis often occurs in people who already have other medical conditions, so it can be hard to separate the symptoms of invasive aspergillosis from those of the other conditions. Known symptoms of invasive aspergillosis include:. ...
Invasive mycoses represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with malignancy or undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Recently it has been shown that the Toll-like receptor system could play an important role in the development of invasive aspergillosis in patients receiving chemotherapy or after HSCT, and there is evidence suggesting that the involvement of Toll-like receptors during Aspergillus fumigatus infection is influenced by the immunological status of the host. The upper and lower respiratory tracts represent the most frequent locations of A. fumigatus infection in all patient categories and age groups. Among echinocandins, caspofungin has been approved for salvage therapy in patients with invasive aspergillosis, since it has been demonstrated to be well-tolerated and with a 39% response in patients with refractory infections. However, in this study as in other salvage therapy trials, the need for salvage therapy was established in the presence of
Both X-linked and autosomal recessive forms of CGD are complicated by invasive aspergillosis and there is approximately a 40% lifetime incidence of this complication in CGD. A few even rarer cases of neutrophil dysfunction complicated by invasive aspergillosis are described. Occasional instances of 2 children from one family developing invasive aspergillosis, usually related to farm exposures have been reported. Most cases present in children, 56% at #5 years and 89% at #10 years.. The clinical presentation of invasive aspergillosis in CGD is distinctive. Pneumonia is most common but osteomyelitis is much more frequent, proportionately, than in other host groups (Table). Pneumonia tends to be bilateral, slowly progressive, with little or no fever. Radiologically it usually presents with a fine nodular pattern, widespread patchy shadowing or with a chest wall abscess with underlying consolidation. If a chest wall abscess is present (Table), rib osteomyelitis is invariably present as well. ...
We describe a novel heterothallic species in Aspergillus section Fumigati, namely A. felis (neosartorya-morph) isolated from three host species with invasive aspergillosis including a human patient with chronic invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, domestic cats with invasive fungal rhinosinusitis and a dog with disseminated invasive aspergillosis. Disease in all host species was often refractory to aggressive antifungal therapeutic regimens. Four other human isolates previously reported as A. viridinutans were identified as A. felis on comparative sequence analysis of the partial β-tubulin and/or calmodulin genes. A. felis is a heterothallic mold with a fully functioning reproductive cycle, as confirmed by mating-type analysis, induction of teleomorphs within 7 to 10 days in vitro and ascospore germination. Phenotypic analyses show that A. felis can be distinguished from the related species A. viridinutans by its ability to grow at 45°C and from A. fumigatus by its inability to grow at 50°C. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Nosocomial invasive aspergillosis in lymphoma patients treated with bone marrow or peripheral stem cell transplants. AU - Iwen, Peter Charles. AU - Reed, Elizabeth Cecile. AU - Armitage, James Olen. AU - Bierman, Philip Jay. AU - Kessinger, A.. AU - Vose, Julie Marie. AU - Arneson, M. A.. AU - Winfield, B. A.. AU - Woods, G. L.. PY - 1993/3. Y1 - 1993/3. N2 - OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of aspergillosis in lymphoma patients housed in a protective environment while undergoing a bone marrow transplant or peripheral stem cell transplant and its relation to lymphoma type, type of transplant, period of neutropenia, method of diagnosis, species of Aspergillus, and the use of empiric amphotericin B. DESIGN: Clinical, autopsy, and microbiology records were reviewed retrospectively to determine the presence or absence of invasive aspergillosis. All positive specimens underwent further review to determine parameters outlined above. SETTING: The review took place at the ...
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) remains a major cause for morbidity and mortality in patients (pts) with hematologic malignancies. As culture-based methods only yield results in a minority of patients, using non-culture-based methods for detection of aspergillosis in clinical specimens becomes increasingly important. Analyzing bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is promising, however, the influence of current antifungal drugs on the performance of this diagnostic tool remains controversial.. The aim of the trial is to elucidate on the performance of BAL PCR under antifungal treatment.. Patients with high risk of invasive aspergillosis and lung infiltrates are sampled via BAL, the sample is analyzed for fungal DNA by Apsergillus specific PCR. Clinical data including treatment data is assessed and evaluated. ...
Males and females of greater than 12 years of age with any of the following conditions:. Allogeneic or autologous bone marrow/ peripheral stem cell transplant.. Hematological malignancy (including lymphoma).. Aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndromes (currently on immunosuppressive treatment).. Solid organ transplantation.. Solid organ malignancy (after cytotoxic chemotherapy).. HIV infection/AIDS.. High dose prolonged corticosteroid therapy (greater than or equal to 20 mg daily of prednisone or equivalent for greater than 3 weeks) or prolonged therapy with other immunosuppressive agents (e.g., azathioprine, methotrexate).. WITH a diagnosis of definite or probable acute invasive aspergillosis.. The fungal infection at baseline should represent a new episode of acute invasive aspergillosis. Any course of systemic treatment with amphotericin B (conventional or lipid formulation) or itraconazole should have been completed at least 8 weeks prior to study entry.. Signed informed consent must be ...
A new animal model of invasive aspergillosis is described in which female New Zealand White rabbits were immunosuppressed with corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide and were given an intratracheal inoculation of 4 × 104 conidia of Aspergillus fumigatus. Thirteen of 15 animals survived during a 10-day-period of observation. Most had clinical signs of a respiratory infection (dyspnoea) and at autopsy there was macroscopic and microscopic evidence of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. Six control animals (infected but not immunosuppressed) showed no such signs. The extent of hyphal invasion was assessed histologically and quantified by calculating the number of colony forming units (c.f.u.) g-1 of tissue: in the experimental group the mean c.f.u. value for the lungs was 1·25 × 103compared to 73·3 c.f.u. g-1 of lung for the control group (P=0·003). The infection was also quantified by a whole lung chitin assay: in the experimental group the mean chitin content (expressed as a glucosamine equivalent) was
Infection with the fungus Aspergillus, seen especially in people with a deficient immune system. The clinical features of aspergillosis can include invasive lung infection and disseminated disease, usually with fever, cough, spitting up blood, and chest pain. Aspergillosis may mimic asthma with cough and inspiratory stridor (noise on breathing in) or sinusitis with fever, localized pain. Aspergillosis is due most often to Aspergillus fumigatus or Aspergillus flavus and less commonly A. niger, A. terreus, or A. nidulans. These fungi frequently colonize the upper respiratory tract and are among the most common in the environment. At elevated risk for aspergillosis are people with a blood malignancy or lymphoma, anyone who has had a transplant or is taking high-dose corticosteroids and, rarely, people with HIV infection. Diagnosis may be difficult. It usually requires a biopsy. The advent of effective, less toxic antifungal drugs (such as itraconazole) has improved therapy. The prognosis (outlook) ...
The mortality of clinical Aspergillus infections necessitates consideration of the utility of a vaccine. We have found that Saccharomyces species can act as a protective vaccine against a lethal systemic Aspergillus infection, and describe experiments optimizing a subcutaneous regimen with killed yeast. Three injections of 2.5 mg given a week apart, 2 weeks prior to challenge, consistently, significantly, provided survival protection and reduction of infection in organs in survivors. The protection was independent of the strain of Saccharomyces, and possibly even the species, and could be demonstrated in several inbred (including C′-deficient) and outbred mouse strains. The protective moiety(ies) appeared to reside in the cell wall and was resistant to 100 °C, but not to protease or formalin. Alum potentiated the protection. The protection was comparable or superior to that of several Aspergillus-specific preparations described in the literature. Other studies have indicated that heat-killed
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Other species of domestic animals. Spontaneous aspergillosis in domestic rabbits has been reported by Schöppler (1919) and Höppli (1923), whilst Ainsworth & Austwick (1955a) have recorded the disease in guinea-pigs. Apparently no authentic case of pulmonary aspergillosis has been found in the dog for the main records from this animal by Gotti (1871) and Stazzi (1905) are of nasal and auricular fungal infection due to a variety of fungi. A case in a cat has been described by Sautter et al. (1955) and Ainsworth & Austwick (1955a) briefly report the occurrence of a large aspergillotic nodule in the udder of a goat which was associated with chronic mastitis. Wild animals. As in birds captive wild mammals have provided several examples of aspergillosis. Dobberstein (1936) reported a case of meningeal infection in an elk in the Berlin zoo, whilst Rewell & Ainsworth (1947) showed how the respiratory passages of an American bison at the London zoo were found on post-mortem examination to be lined with ...
Background. Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is a leading cause of mortality in patients with acute leukemia. Management of IA is expensive, which makes prevention desirable. Because hospital resources are limited, prevention costs have to be compared with treatment costs and outcome.. Methods. In 269 patients treated for acute myelogenous leukemia-myelodysplastic syndrome (AML-MDS) during 2002-2007, evidence of IA was collected using high-resolution computed tomography and galactomannan measurement in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid specimens. IA was classified on the basis of updated European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer/Mycoses Study Group definitions. Outcome of infection was registered. Diagnostic and therapeutic IA-related costs, corrected for neutropenia duration, were comprehensively analyzed from a hospital perspective. Voriconazole treatment was given orally from day 1 if possible.. Results. A total of 80 patients developed IA; 48 (18%) had probable or proven infection, ...
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Craniocerebral invasive Aspergillosis of sino-nasal origin has been reported with a very high mortality due to a peculiarly fulminant clinical course. Early diagnosis based on clinical radiological imaging may have an impact on final clinical outcome. This retrospective study focuses on characteristic MR imaging features of Aspergillosis (of sinonasal origin) in immunocompetent patients. METHODS: Medical records of patients were reviewed retrospectively during the period from 1991 to 2003 in the two tertiary care hospitals. All the patients had radiological evidence of disease in the paranasal sinuses with or without intracranial extension. Immunocompetence of patients was assessed on clinical and radiological data. MRI scans (n=20) were reviewed by both clinical neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists separately. MRI was done on 1.5 tesla scanners and both T2-weighted and T1 weighted sequences were obtained followed gadolinium enhanced images. Patients were categorized into three
There are 17 similar cases in the English literature over 33 years (table 1). Yet we have seen four cases, all whose symptoms began over a six month period between April and September 1999. In our community, there has also been a parallel increase of pulmonary aspergillosis.. All of our patients presented with a vague but persistent complaint of pain localised to one side of the head or retrobulbar area. Two had a dull pain that became sharp, whereas the other two began with sharp, stabbing pain. In all, the pain preceded the ophthalmic findings by 1-6 months and became relentless and severe. In the literature, 13 of 17 patients had an initial complaint of pain or headache (table 1).2-12. The time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis was 2-10 months in our patients. In two patients, a diagnosis of temporal arteritis was either made or entertained because of their history of pain. Cases 1 and 3 were treated with steroids, which may worsen aspergillosis infection. In the literature, four cases were ...
Aspergillosis is caused by aspergillus species. Aspergillus can be detected via aspergillus antigen in the serum using the enzyme immunoassay. Other technique may include direct microscopic examination which may reveal the present of septate hyphae in spe
Disseminated aspergillosis has killed many patients who were being treated with immunosuppressive agents after organ transplantation. Few cases were recognized in patients before death, and those that were discovered were in terminally ill patients, and therapy was ineffective.. Four patients infected with Aspergillus fumigatus after renal homotransplantation are described. All infections were controlled successfully with amphotericin B. Immune suppression was continued and rejection crises treated with high doses of corticoids without extension of the fungal disease. Three of the patients required open lung biopsy to establish the diagnosis and stimulate accurate and prompt therapy. One patient was treated without biopsy ...
A blood sample may be taken and sent to the laboratory to analyse whether antibodies to aspergillus are present in the blood - this test may also be called an aspergillus precipitin test. A positive result means that antibodies to the fungus have been detected. A positive test result is a useful marker for later comparisons to assess efficiency of treatment. Occasionally a false positive result may occur which is why a number of different tests are used in diagnosing aspergillosis. Sometimes markers of allergy to aspergillus are positive in the blood. A test for a particular fungal molecule sometimes found in the blood - called the galactomannan test may also be carried out on a blood sample.. In addition other tests include blood count, plasma viscosity and C-reactive protein which may indicate inflammation - such markers usually improve on treatment so a baseline level is helpful. Liver and kidney function tests are important as liver function can be abnormal on antifungal drugs. Also some ...
Review question. We planned to review the evidence about the accuracy of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for diagnosing invasive aspergillosis (IA) in people with defective immune systems from medical treatment such as chemotherapy or following organ or bone marrow transplant. Background: IA is a fungal disease caused by Aspergillus, a widespread mould. Most people breathe in Aspergillus spores every day without becoming ill, however people with weakened immune systems or lung diseases are at a higher risk of developing health problems due to Aspergillus. IA causes patient afflictions that are classically defined as invasive, saprophytic or allergic. Some types of IA are mild, but some of them are very serious. IA is the most common life-threatening, opportunistic, invasive fungal infection in people whose immune systems are compromised. Without treatment, most people with IA will die as a direct result, so early diagnosis and prompt administration of appropriate antifungal treatment are ...
Culturing of tissue is currently the gold standard for the diagnosis of IA.11 This method not only yields Aspergillus spp, but further defines therapeutic options via susceptibility testing. However, the invasiveness of obtaining tissue makes culturing less desirable. In the absence of tissue specimens, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid obtained from the upper and lower respiratory tracts can serve to establish the diagnosis of IA.12 Although BAL is a safe procedure, the overall sensitivity of culture using BAL specimens is relatively low (estimated at 50%).13 Blood sampling is the optimal noninvasive diagnostic approach for IA.12 Despite this noninvasiveness, however, Aspergillus spp are rarely isolated from blood through conventional culture techniques-hence the reliance on tissue specimens to secure a definitive diagnosis of IA.12 Since results from cultures are relatively slow to obtain overall, IA is well established by the time the culture is positive. These challenges have resulted in ...
We regularly get people telling us about improvements made to their quality of life after avoiding certain foods - often those containing fungi (e.g. mushrooms, cheese, brewed drinks, bread, soy sauce, Miso and many more). Others find there is no difference whether they eat those foods or not - so what is actually known about allergy to foods for aspergillosis patients - or even those who are only allergic to the fungus Aspergillus rather than have an infection?. Firstly it is important to note that very little is known about the influence food has on the health of people predominantly living with allergies caused by breathing in allergens - almost nothing at all is known about those caused by Aspergillus itself so what follows are merely comments based on three or four research papers.. ...
Aspergillosis, lung and sinus disease caused by the fungus Aspergillus, affects around 15 million people and kills over 1 million each year.
Aspergillosis is the name given to a wide variety of diseases caused by infection by fungi of the genus Aspergillus. Aspergillosis occurs in chronic or acute forms which are clinically very distinct. Most cases of acute aspergillosis occur in patients with severely compromised immune systems. Chronic colonization or infection can cause complications in people with underlying respiratory illnesses. Discover the latest research on aspergillosis here. ...
Aspergillosis Fungi and yeasts may affect poultry by direct infection or via infection of feedstuffs, which may also alter the nutritional composition of the feeds.
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La aspergilosis es una enfermedad causada por el Aspergillus, un tipo de moho (hongo) común que vive en ambientes interiores y exteriores. La mayoría de las personas inhalan esporas de Aspergillus todos los días sin que lleguen a enfermarse. Sin embargo, las personas con el sistema inmunitario debilitado o con enfermedades pulmonares están en mayor riesgo de presentar problemas de salud por causa del Aspergillus. Existen diferentes tipos de aspergilosis. Algunos son leves, pero otros son muy graves.1. ...
Author:Gaurishanker P Shrimali, Jaymin K Bhatt, Rakesh Rajat, Rohit V Parmar, Sunil Nayak, D Chandralekha. Keywords:Chronic Respiratory Disease. Pulmonary Aspergillosis, Immunosuppressant, fungus ball, Aspergilloma. Type:Original Article. Full PDF Abstract ...
There are over 180 species of Aspergillus fungi and they generally do not cause disease unless the host has a compromised immune system or gets a very big exposure to the fungus.
The use of biomarkers for the detection of fungal infections is of interest to complement histopathological and culture methods. Could chemically synthesized Galactofuranose antigens, reviewed in this paper, be used for the synthesis of artificial carbohydrate-based antigens and in diagnosis? ...
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A previous study explored factors discriminating colonization and true infection among non-transplant, non-neutropenic patients with repeated Aspergillus spp. isolation from lower respiratory samples. The present study explored the evolution of patients with Aspergillus colonization in that study to determine the percentage of cases progressing to aspergillosis and time to development. Clinical records were retrospectively reviewed (for each patient from his end date in the past study) and data from all respiratory processes suffered by patients up to April 2015 were recorded. Comparisons of variables were performed between colonized patients that developed aspergillosis and those that did not. A Kaplan-Meier curve was used to describe time to development of aspergillosis in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients for II-IV stages of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) classification. Sixty seven colonized patients were followed, 12 of them (17.9%) developed
Aspergillosis is an infection caused by the fungus Aspergillus. Aspergillosis describes a large number of diseases involving both infection and growth of fungus as well as allergic responses. Aspergillosis can occur in a variety of organs, both in humans and animals. The most common sites of infection are the respiratory apparatus (lungs, sinuses) and these infections can be: Invasive (e.g. - IPA) Non-invasive (e.g. Allergic Pulmonary Aspergillosis - ABPA) Chronic pulmonary and aspergilloma (e.g. chronic cavitary, semi-invasive) Severe asthma with fungal sensitisation (SAFS) Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) is a long-term aspergillus infection of the lung and Aspergillus fumigatus is almost always the species responsible for this illness. Patients fall into several groups as listed below. Those with an aspergilloma which is a ball of fungus found in a single lung cavity - which may improve or disappear, or change very little over a few years. Aspergillus nodule Chronic cavitary pulmonary ...
There are a number of different manifestations of pulmonary aspergillosis. This study aims to review the radiology, presentation, and histological features of lung nodules caused by Aspergillus spp. Patients were identified from a cohort attending our specialist Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis clinic. Patients with cavitating lung lesions, with or without fibrosis and those with aspergillomas or a diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis were excluded. Demographic, laboratory, and clinical data and radiologic findings were recorded. Thirty-three patients with pulmonary nodules and diagnostic features of aspergillosis (histology and/or laboratory findings) were identified. Eighteen (54.5 %) were male, mean age 58 years (range 27-80 years). 19 (57.6 %) were former or current smokers. The median Charleston co-morbidity index was 3 (range 0-7). All complained of a least one of; dyspnoea, cough, haemoptysis, or weight loss. None reported fever. Ten patients (31 %) did not have an elevated Aspergillus IgG, and
Primary cutaneous aspergillosis (PCA) is an uncommon infection of the skin. There is a paucity of organized literature regarding this entity in regard to patient characteristics, associated Aspergillus species, and treatment modalities on outcome (disease recurrence, disease dissemination, and mortality). We reviewed all published reports of PCA from 1967 to 2015. Cases were deemed eligible if they included the following: patient baseline characteristics (age, sex, underlying condition), evidence of proven or probable PCA, primary treatment strategy, and outcome. We identified 130 eligible cases reported from 1967 to 2015. The patients were predominantly male (63.8%) with a mean age of 30.4 ± 22.1 years. Rates of PCA recurrence, dissemination, and mortality were 10.8%, 18.5%, and 31.5%, respectively. In half of the cases, there was an association with a foreign body. Seven different Aspergillus species were reported to cause PCA. Systemic antifungal therapy without surgery was the most common ...
To the Editor:. Aspergillosis comprises a range of diseases caused by the fungus Aspergillus.1,2 In 20% of cases, it appears as disseminated invasive aspergillosis.3 In the case of transplantation, it is associated with high rates of morbidity, mortality and extended hospitalisation.1 Its incidence varies according to the organ and in kidney transplantation, mortality reaches 70%.3,4Aspergillus is the fungus that most commonly affects the thyroid gland and it is generally confirmed in the autopsy.5-7 Reports of invasive aspergillosis that has disseminated to the thyroid gland, diagnosed ante mortem and treated in renal transplant patients, as in our case, are extremely rare.. CASE REPORT. A 49-year-old female received a deceased donor renal transplant. Induction therapy: anti-human thymocyte immunoglobulin, 5 doses of 1.5mg/kg/day. She displayed delayed graft function and urinary fistula. A biopsy revealed capillaritis with C4d-positive diffuse peritubular capillaries (50% positive), treated ...
The pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and safety of intravenous (iv) itraconazole (2 days at 400 mg/day, 12 days at 200 mg/day), followed by 12 weeks of oral capsules (400 mg/day) were studied in 31 immunocompromised patients with pulmonary invasive aspergillosis. All patients received iv itraconazole (median duration, 14 days), and 26 then received oral itraconazole (median duration, 78.5 days). After receiving iv itraconazole, concentrations increased rapidly, with trough plasma levels ⩾250 ng/mL in 91% of patients and in all patients by day 7. Concentrations ⩾500 ng/mL were observed in 64% of patients by day 2. Mean trough concentrations after 2 and 14 days were 670 and 850 ng/mL, respectively. Therapeutic levels were maintained after switching to oral capsules. A complete or partial response was seen at the last on-treatment assessment in 15 (48%) of 31 patients, with 6 (19%) showing stable disease. Itraconazole was well tolerated, with no unexpected effects. Overall iv/oral itraconazole was ...
Aspergillus fumigatus infection due to primary infection of the ethmoid sinus affected the brain and orbit of an otherwise healthy elderly woman. Primary nasal sinus infection may be a chronic process analogous to aspergilloma of the lung: it may, however, assume a locally invasive course and spread to the orbit or brain, as in the case described. This form of Aspergillus infection is rare in Europe but common in hot dry areas like the Sudan. The infection was probably contracted by our patient while on holiday in South Africa. Histological recognition of the condition is important in these unusual sites--many cases are clinically diagnosed as a tumour and undergo biopsy.. ...
Aspergillus fumigatus is the main cause of invasive aspergillosis in immunocompromised patients, and only a limited number of drugs for treatment are available. A screening method for new antifungal compounds is urgently required, preferably an appro
Two blinded, controlled trials were done to evaluate the usefulness of fungal antigen detection for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis. Detection of Aspergillus fumigatus carbohydrate by radioimmunoassay was compared with antibody detection by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and with diagnostic microbiologic and histopathologic procedures. In the first trial, antigenemia was detected in 4 of 6 leukemic patients with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, but not in 8 acute leukemic controls or in 24 normal controls. Fungal antigenemia persisted for 8 to 75 days in 4 patients and seroconversion occurred at the onset of pulmonary infiltrates in 3. Antibody to A. fumigatus was detected in 2 of the 6 patients with aspergillosis, but also in 2 leukemic controls and 6 normal controls. Aspergillus species were identified in four of seven bronchoscopies done in 5 patients with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. Prospective nasal cultures grew Aspergillus species in 4 of the 6 patients with invasive ...
INTRODUCTION: The brain is almost always a localization of invasive aspergillosis, after hematogenous spread from pulmonary aspergillosis. Brain aspergilosis is not rare and is one of the worst prognosis factors of invasive aspergillosis. STATE OF ART: The incidence of this severe mycosis is currently on the rise due to the development of major immunosuppressive treatments. Brain aspergillosis is noteworthy for its vascular tropism, leading to infectious cerebral vasculitis, mainly involving thalamoperforating and lenticulostriate arteries, with a high frequency of thalamic or basal nuclei lesions. Extra-neurologic features that suggest this diagnosis are: i) risk factors for invasive aspergillosis (major or prolonged neutropenia, hematologic malignancies, prolonged corticosteroid treatment, bone marrow or solid organ transplant, AIDS); ii) persistent fever not responding to presumptive antibacterial treatment; iii) respiratory signs (brain aspergillosis is associated with pulmonary ...
INTRODUCTION: The brain is almost always a localization of invasive aspergillosis, after hematogenous spread from pulmonary aspergillosis. Brain aspergilosis is not rare and is one of the worst prognosis factors of invasive aspergillosis. STATE OF ART: The incidence of this severe mycosis is currently on the rise due to the development of major immunosuppressive treatments. Brain aspergillosis is noteworthy for its vascular tropism, leading to infectious cerebral vasculitis, mainly involving thalamoperforating and lenticulostriate arteries, with a high frequency of thalamic or basal nuclei lesions. Extra-neurologic features that suggest this diagnosis are: i) risk factors for invasive aspergillosis (major or prolonged neutropenia, hematologic malignancies, prolonged corticosteroid treatment, bone marrow or solid organ transplant, AIDS); ii) persistent fever not responding to presumptive antibacterial treatment; iii) respiratory signs (brain aspergillosis is associated with pulmonary ...
A 51-year-old man, with a history of severe COPD and bilateral pneumothorax, who was under treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis due to mycobacterium avium, was admitted due to high-grade fever, weight loss, cough, and production of purulent sputum, for almost one month without any special improvement despite adequate antibiotics treatment in outpatient setting. A CT scan revealed multiple consolidations, fibrosis, scaring, and cavitary lesions in both upper lobes with newly shadows which were fungus balls inside them. Aspergillus flavius was isolated in three sputum samples, a diagnosis of chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis was made, and treatment with intravenous amphotericin B was started. An initially clinical improvement was noted, and a first episode of minor hemoptysis was treated with conservative measures. Unfortunately a second major episode of hemoptysis occurred and he died almost immediately. Aspergilloma is defined as the presence of a fungus ball inside a preexisting pulmonary
Diagnosing invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) remains a challenge in patients (pts) with hematological malignancies. The clinical significance of te
Aspergillosis remains to be a life-threatening complication in immunocompromised patients. However, Aspergillus infection can be observed in non-immunocompromised individuals in rare cases. We report a case of liver aspergilloma in a chronic aplastic anemia patient under relatively intact immune status. Therapeutic strategy for this rare condition was extensively discussed and caspofungin acetate single agent first-line therapy was applied after careful consideration. Encouraging clinical and radiologic improvements were achieved in response to the antifungal salvage. Our long-term follow-up study also revealed a favorable prognosis. Based on this experience, we suggest caspofungin acetate as first-line therapy for treatment plans of liver aspergilloma.
A. fumigatus strains and culture conditions: A. fumigatus strains used in this study are listed in Table 1. A. fumigatus strains were propagated at 37° on complete medium or minimal medium (MM) with 0.5 mm of one of the following nitrogen sources: sodium glutamate, ammonium tartrate, sodium nitrate, sodium nitrite, or hypoxanthine (Cove 1966). Uridine and uracil were added at a concentration of 5 mm when appropriate. Selection of A. fumigatus mutants unable to utilize nitrate as the sole nitrogen source was obtained by plating spores on MM containing ammonium tartrate and 100 mm sodium chlorate (Cove 1966). The nature of the mutation was assessed by growth on MM supplemented with different nitrogen sources, as previously described (Cove 1976). Selection of A. fumigatus mutants auxotrophic for uridine and uracil was achieved on MM containing 1 mg/ml 5-fluoroorotic acid plus uridine and uracil (dEnfert 1996). Liquid cultures used for DNA-mediated transformation and genomic DNA preparation were ...
NEW ORLEANS-High doses of liposomal amphotericin B are no more effective than low doses in the treatment of invasive aspergillosis in neutropenic patients, European researchers reported at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 1
Invasive aspergillosis (IA), often caused by Aspergillus fumigatus, is an important cause of death of immunocompromised patients. Several DNA-extraction methods and PCR assays are available for detecting Aspergillus fumigatus DNA in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples of patients with invasive aspergillosis. These methods are often time consuming and emphasize the need to develop a clinical relevant rapid DNA isolation assay that gives reliable results in a short time. We have developed a new and rapid method which yields results within six hours.This was achieved by combining high-speed cell disruption using a mechanical extraction procedure (FastPrep), with a real-time PCR assay based on TaqMan technology.A newly designed Aspergillus-fumigatus-specific probe and Aspergillus-fumigatus-specific primers were established. This combination also produces quantitative results by comparing the results with a DNA serial dilution used in the real-time PCR. BAL fluids and other material from 204 ...
Principal Investigator:NASU Masaru,橋本 敦郎, Project Period (FY):1996 - 1997, Research Category:Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Section:一般, Research Field:Respiratory organ internal medicine
TY - JOUR. T1 - Posttraumatic invasive Aspergillus fumigatus wound infection. AU - Gettleman, Lynn K.. AU - Shetty, Avinash K.. AU - Prober, Charles G.. PY - 1999/8/1. Y1 - 1999/8/1. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0032782329&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0032782329&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1097/00006454-199908000-00026. DO - 10.1097/00006454-199908000-00026. M3 - Article. C2 - 10462356. AN - SCOPUS:0032782329. VL - 18. SP - 745. EP - 747. JO - Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. JF - Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. SN - 0891-3668. IS - 8. ER - ...
Information on the disease, the testing procedures and the research being undertaken at the University Hospital of South Manchester, which provides long term care for patients with chronic pulmonary aspergillosis. ...
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Aspergillus fumigatus ATCC ® 1022D-2™ Designation: Genomic DNA from Aspergillus fumigatus Strain 118 [ATCC ® 1022™] Application:
The opportunistic fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus is the causative agent of more than 90% of all Invasive Aspergillosis (IA) infections diagnosed in immun...
The aim of this multicenter prospective study was to evaluate the incidence of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) in adult and pediatric patients with hematologic malignancies, involving nine nosocomial facilities in Southern Italy over a period of 18 months. Furthermore, results of an environmental microbial surveillance routinely carried out in some of the enrolled hospitals are reported. A total of 589 onco-hematological patients were enrolled and 27 IFIs were documented. The main infections were caused by yeasts, more than filamentous fungi (overall incidence of 2.7% and 1.9%, respectively). The yeasts were mainly represented by Candida spp. (87.5%), all isolated by blood cultures; C. parapsilosis was the most common species. Among mould infections, the most frequent site was the lung, with regard to aspergillosis (81.8%). In six of the 10 patients with suspected aspergillosis, the diagnosis was made by the detection of galactomannan and (1,3)-β-d-glucan antigens. The microbiological surveillance
Aspergillus fumigatus is the major filamentous fungal pathogen in humans. Invasive aspergillosis has up to a 90% mortality rate in particular patient population...
by Physicians Weekly , Oct 18, 2010. The 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, or ICAAC, held its 2010 annual meeting from September 12 to 15 in Boston. Among the news emerging from the meeting was the risk of invasive aspergillosis in non-traditional patients, the continuing danger of sharps injuries, and a new potential treatment for recurrent CDI. Soap & Water Wipes Reduce Wrestlers Skin Infections A Potential New Treatment for Recurrent CDI Looking at the Effect of Public Data on Performance Patients Shed H1N1 Virus Longer Risk of Invasive Aspergillosis in Non-Traditional Patients Sharps Injuries Still a Danger Water Wipes Reduce Wrestlers Skin Infections The Particulars: Skin infections are common among high school wrestlers. The vast majority arise within 1 week following exposure, including tinea corporus, folliculitis/impetigo, and herpetic infections. Weekend tournaments that extend over a 10- to 12-hour period allow for long periods of potential ...
A recent study from the University of Manchester has shown that human cell lines can be used to study lung colonisation by the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. The work, published in Nature Communications, was partly funded by an NC3Rs Fellowship to Dr Sara Gago. Exposure to Aspergillus fumigatus in the environment is constant but the fungus is normally cleared from the lungs. Patients with asthma or an immune defect, however, can often have difficulty clearing the pathogen leading to aspergillosis. The team at the University of Manchester have discovered a genetic mutation in humans linked to increased loads of fungal spores in the lungs. Many laboratories use mouse models to study aspergillosis, which can be associated with welfare concerns as they involve the development of severe lung disease and mild-to-moderate respiratory distress. Human cell-based models can offer a more relevant alternative; for example, the mutation discovered in this study is in a gene for a transcription factor not found in
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The investigators have used a new ultra-sensitive test that employs technology developed at UMDNJ that not only can better diagnose Aspergillus infections, but also can spot signs of antifungal resistance to azoles - the class of drugs used to treat patients with aspergillosis. "This innovative approach to drug resistance detection was made possible because of the application of molecular beacon technology, which was invented by scientists at New Jersey Medical School," said study co-author David Perlin, Executive Director and Professor at New Jersey Medical School, whose laboratory designed and performed the advanced tests. Perlin is a world-renowned expert in fungal research. Using the new test, which uses direct molecular detection rather than culturing the fungus in a Petri dish, the team found that 55% of aspergillosis patients had telltale signs known as markers that indicated they had developed resistance to azoles. The findings compare to resistance rates of 28% carried out by the team ...
Backgroud: Critically ill COPD patients who require ICU admission are at particular risk of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA).. Objective: To investigate the value of galactomannan (GM) in BALF for rapid diagnosis and prognosis of IPA in critically ill COPD patients.. Design: We investigated the clinical data of patients with severe COPD in RICU of Beijing Chaoyang Hospital from February 2009 to December 2009 prospectively. Patients were divided to proven, probable, possible, colonization and non-IPA group. Serum GM and BALF GM were done at the first day of RICU admission.. Results: 50 patients were recruited in the study,and 34 patients had BALF samples which were classified as probable IPA, possible IPA (n=6), 2 colonization (n=2) and non-IPA group (n=17); According to the ROC curve, when chose 0.795 as the cut-off of BALF GM test, the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value for probable IPA were 88.9%, 95.1%, 100% and 93.7%, respectively;All of the patients of ...
The overall pass rate for the written paper was 75%. The college examiners have made the following comments about this written paper: Twelve of the thirty questions had an overall pass rate of less than 50%. Topics covered by questions with a pass rate of less than 30% related to invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, SSEPs, management of confusion and fever in a young woman post-partum and management of respiratory failure in a patient with an anastamotic leak post-oesophagectomy
Aspergillus is an "opportunistic pathogen", and usually afflicts immune suppressed animals. Aspergillus fungi shed microscopic spores that float in the air and are easily inhaled. Fortunately, cats have several protective mechanisms built into their bodies that help prevent infection. In the nose, these protective mechanisms include nasal sinuses to trap inhaled debris, the mucus layer that lines the nasal passages and traps debris, and the ability to sneeze, expelling inhaled debris and foreign bodies. In the remainder of the respiratory tract, the mucus lining of the respiratory passages traps debris that enters the airways, and tiny hair-like cilia that are constantly in motion sweep the mucus and trapped debris up and out of the airways. A healthy immune system provides active protection of the entire body, preventing invasion and fighting infections within the body.. If Aspergillus spores, called conidia, are able to avoid these protective mechanisms and grow, they become more difficult ...
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Aspergillosis is caused by breathing in small particles of a mould called aspergillus.. In most healthy people, the immune system is able to quickly destroy the mould before it causes any problems. However, symptoms can develop in people with a pre-existing lung condition or a weak immune system.. Aspergillosis isnt contagious, so it cant be passed from person to person.. ...
Looking for your opinion on the appropriate use of β-D-glucan and galactomannan assays for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis. I am often asked to interpret two common scenarios: an appropriate host (e.g. Allo-HSCT) with appropriate imaging but negative serum fungal markers, and a less appropriate host (e.g. solid malignancy such as lung cancer), questionable imaging and positive fungal markers. Where do you find these tests to be helpful in clinical practice?
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Fumigatus isolates from India harboring TR34/ L98H mutations in the cyp51A gene, from soil samples of paddy fields, tea gardens, cotton trees, flower pots and
We are excited to once again assemble many of the leading clinicians and scientists from around the world for the 8th Advances Against Aspergillosis conference, to take place in Lisbon, Portugal from 1st to 3rd February 2018. This conference has now clearly established itself as the premier forum for detailed and dedicated discussion of all aspects of Aspergillus infection and research, and previously published proceedings have been very well-received.. ...
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Vfend is the antifungal agent voriconazole and was recently approved to treat aspergillosis, a fairly uncommon fungal infection. Aspergillus may certainly cause infections in persons with AIDS, but...
A study recently published in the journal, Clinical Infectious Diseases, discovered azole-resistance markers in 75% of a small group of aspergillosis patients who had not previously been treated with...
Forms of aspergillosis that affect the sinuses do not usually spread to other parts of the body, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These include allergic Aspergillus sinusitis,...
Aspergillosis is a fungal infection that commonly causes respiratory disease in pet birds. It can cause both upper (nose, sinuses, eye, and trachea) and lower (lungs and air sacs - a specialized part of the respiratory tract that birds have) respiratory problems or more broadly distributed systemic infections.. ...
I battled aspergillosis and MCS, and started on this one. I was slowly getting better. I take some other supplements, so when I ran out of it, I did not really mind, thinking it will be fine. In 3 days,I all the improvements were gone! I became super-tired, my lungs started hurting again, fainting when exposed to chemicals, etc. Went to the local health-store, bought a new bottle and was better by the evening.. True miracle, and no poison in these nuggets. Good taste, not dry to chew (like Twinlab YIKES!) and instant energy! I LOVE them ...
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Through a screen to identify genes that induce multi-drug resistance when overexpressed, we have identified a fission yeast homolog of Int-6, a component of the human translation initiation factor eIF3. Disruption of the murine Int-6 gene by mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) has been implicated previously in tumorigenesis, although the underlying mechanism is not yet understood. Fission yeast Int6 was shown to interact with other presumptive components of eIF3 in vivo, and was present in size fractions consistent with its incorporation into a 43S translation preinitiation complex. Drug resistance induced by Int6 overexpression was dependent on the AP-1 transcription factor Pap1, and was associated with increased abundance of Pap1-responsive mRNAs, but not with Pap1 relocalization. Fission yeast cells lacking the int6 gene grew slowly. This growth retardation could be corrected by the expression of full length Int6 of fission yeast or human origin, or by a C-terminal fragment of the fission yeast protein
Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) is an uncommon and problematic pulmonary disease, complicating many other respiratory disorders, thought to affect ∼240 000 people in Europe. The most common form of CPA is chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis (CCPA), which untreated may progress to chronic fibrosing pulmonary aspergillosis. Less common manifestations include: Aspergillus nodule and single aspergilloma. All these entities are found in non-immunocompromised patients with prior or current lung disease. Subacute invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (formerly called chronic necrotising pulmonary aspergillosis) is a more rapidly progressive infection (,3 months) usually found in moderately immunocompromised patients, which should be managed as invasive aspergillosis. Few clinical guidelines have been previously proposed for either diagnosis or management of CPA. A group of experts convened to develop clinical, radiological and microbiological guidelines. The diagnosis of CPA requires a ...
In a 1984 report of necropsy findings in AIDS patients, Hui and colleagues (29) described cutaneous aspergillosis in a 30-year-old Hispanic homosexual man who died from pulmonary failure caused by Pneumocystis carinii, cytomegalovirus, and acid-fast bacilli. The investigators did not provide details regarding the numbers or locations of lesions, the proximity of lesions to an intravenous catheter site, or neutrophil count. We presume that this patient had primary cutaneous aspergillosis because the investigators did not describe any evidence of disseminated aspergillosis.. In 1992, Hunt and colleagues (30) described two men who developed foci of cutaneous aspergillosis beneath an adhesive dressing near a central venous catheter site. The first patient developed several pruritic umbilicated papules that resembled molluscum contagiosum. Prior to the onset of the lesions, the patient had received doxorubicin, bleomycin, vincristine, ganciclovir, and fluconazole. Neutrophil counts ranged between 1.8 ...
Review question We planned to review evidence about the effect of treatments to fight fungal infections which cause allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in people with cystic fibrosis.. Background Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is an allergic lung reaction to a type of fungus (usually Aspergillus fumigatus) in some people with cystic fibrosis. It causes cough and wheezing and sometimes fever. If left untreated ABPA can lead to chronic lung damage. It is usually treated with a high dose of corticosteroids (also known as steroids). However, it has not been proven that corticosteroids can prevent lung function deteriorating in the long term. Also, long-term use of steroids is linked to some serious side effects. Treating the fungus which causes ABPA may be an alternative to using high doses of steroids to combat the allergic reaction. This is an update of a previously published review.. Search date The evidence is current to: 29 September 2016.. Study characteristics No trials ...
Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA): Symptoms ❗ Workup ❗ Diagnosis ❗ Treatment ❗ Complications ❗ Causes ❗ Epidemiology ❗ Incidence ❗ Prognosis ❗ Check at SYMPTOMA.com Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is a disease characterized by a hypersensitivity reaction to aspergillus fumigatus after its repeated inhalation and is most…
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a condition characterised by an exaggerated response of the immune system (a hypersensitivity response) to the fungus Aspergillus (most commonly Aspergillus fumigatus). It occurs most often in patients with asthma or cystic fibrosis. Aspergillus spores are ubiquitous in soil and are commonly found in the sputum of healthy individuals. A. fumigatus is responsible for a spectrum of lung diseases known as aspergilloses. ABPA causes airway inflammation, leading to bronchiectasis-a condition marked by abnormal dilation of the airways. Left untreated, the immune system and fungal spores can damage sensitive lung tissues and lead to scarring. The exact criteria for the diagnosis of ABPA are not agreed upon. Chest X-rays and CT scans, raised blood levels of IgE and eosinophils, immunological tests for Aspergillus together with sputum staining and sputum cultures can be useful. Treatment consists of corticosteroids and antifungal medications. Almost all ...
We have a lovely story that Leslee Alexander did for us as well. This has been posted on social media. Leslees story. I smiled when Jill Fairweather asked us to write a few words on how aspergillosis affects us. I am sure most of us could write a novel on the effects it has had on our lives, before and after being diagnosed. I could write a novel on applying, fighting and winning my personal independence payment (PIP) allowance with this disease alone.. Before I was diagnosed, I thought I had lung cancer. It has been five years since the start of my symptoms and about two and a half years since being positively diagnosed with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) and chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA). Worst part for me was the initial feeling of isolation and loneliness. I didnt know anyone else who had this disease. My GP didnt know anything about it, my friends had never heard of it. After a few months the phone calls to go to different events in my local area began to stop. I ...
EORTC guidelines distinguish between possible, probable and proven fungal infection as infection can only be proven in ,50% of all cases [15]. Uncertainty on our patients aspergillosis diagnosis remained until histologic proof was obtained. While low galactomannan levels have been claimed to be favorable predictors [16], our patients testing was negative despite his complicated clinical picture. It is well known, that galactomannan detection is more sensitive in BAL than in serum. In a series of patients with hematologic malignancies serum galactomannan was only positive in 43% of patients with other mycological evidence of invasive aspergillosis [17]. The sensitivity of galactomannan detection in CSF is less clear. There are some case series indicating, that a positive result is helpful in the diagnosis of cerebral infection [18]. In inconclusive clinical settings, invasive diagnostic procedures need to be adopted. In our case, two organs were biopsied in order to prove the infection and ...
Arthritis due to aspergillosis is a very rare condition. It can result from the hematogeneous spread from the lungs to the joints and it usually occurs in the setting of an immunocompromised host. Predisposing conditions have been described in the literature, such as chronic granulomatous disease, corticosteroid therapy, post-renal transplantation and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. However, in immunocompetent patients, Aspergillus infection causing arthritis or osteomyelitis usually occurs as an iatrogenic infection after surgery [6]. Our patient did not have any history of trauma or surgical intervention. Moreover, lack of known any immune deficiency state or previous immunosuppressive therapy makes us to think that CGD might be predisposing factor.. Cohen et al. reviewed the records of 245 patients with CGD and found that 20% had a history of fungal infection and Aspergillus accounted for 78% of the fungal infections. Invasive Aspergillus infection in patients with CGD is associated with ...
Its important to describe exactly what symptoms you have, as the symptoms of aspergillosis can vary slightly between the different types.. For example, wheezing is more likely to be a symptom of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) or severe asthma with fungal sensitisation (SAFS), while a long-term cough and unexplained weight loss are more likely to be caused by chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA).. Your medical history will also be taken into account, as the different types of aspergillosis are associated with different underlying health problems.. ABPA and SAFS are closely associated with asthma or cystic fibrosis, whereas invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) occurs more often in people with weakened immune systems. ...
Authors:. John Refait1, Julie Macey1,2,3, Stephanie Bui1, Michaël Fayon1,2,3, Patrick Berger1,2,3, Laurence Delhaes1,2,3, François Laurent1,2,3, Gaël Dournes1,2,3. Affiliations:. 1CHU de Bordeaux, Service dImagerie Thoracique et Cardiovasculaire, Service des Maladies Respiratoires, Service dExploration Fonctionnelle Respiratoire, Unité de Pneumologie pédiatrique, Service de Parasitologie-Mycologie, CIC 1401, F-33600 Pessac, France. 2Univ. Bordeaux, Centre de Recherche Cardio-Thoracique de Bordeaux, U1045, CIC 1401, F-33000 Bordeaux, France. 3Inserm, Centre de Recherche Cardio-Thoracique de Bordeaux, U1045, CIC 1401, F-33000 Bordeaux, France. What was your research question?. The goal of our study was to compare hyperattenuating mucus versus conventional CT signs to diagnose allergic broncho-pulmonary aspergillosis in cystic fibrosis.. Why is this important?. Allergic broncho-pulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is an inflammatory disease of airways related to an allergic reaction directed ...
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Our diagnosis was allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) including asthmatic responses as well as hypersensitivity pneumonitis (extrinsic allergic alveolitis) due to exposure to moldy household waste. A growing number of persons engaged in garbage collection and handling are exposed and at risk to develop sensitization to fungi due to exposure to dust of biodegradable waste. Further studies are necessary to show if separate collection of biodegradable waste increases the health risks due to exposure to bacteria and fungi in comparison to waste collection without separation. Am. J. Ind. Med. 37:438-442, 2000 Plain text: Background Separate collection of biodegradable garbage and recyclable waste is expected to become mandatory in some western countries. A growing number of persons engaged in garbage collection and separation might become endangered by high loads of bacteria and fungi. Case history and examination A 29 year old garbage collector involved in emptying so-called biological ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Aspergillus colonization and aflatoxin contamination in peanut genotypes with reduced linoleic acid composition. AU - Holbrook, C. Corley. AU - Wilson, David M.. AU - Matheron, Michael E. AU - Hunter, John E.. AU - Knauft, David A.. AU - Gorbet, Daniel W.. PY - 2000/2. Y1 - 2000/2. N2 - Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus can contaminate several agricultural crops with the toxic fungal metabolite aflatoxin. Previous research has indicated that resistance may be conferred by altering the fatty acid composition of these crops. Recently, peanut breeding lines with reduced linoleic acid content have been developed. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of reduced linoleic acid composition on preharvest aflatoxin contamination of peanut. Seven breeding lines with relatively low linoleic acid and two check genotypes were grown in a randomized complete block design with 10 replicates for 4 years in Georgia and for 3 years in Arizona. The plots were inoculated with a ...
SCY-078 is an antifungal agent in clinical development for the treatment of fungal infections caused by Candida and Aspergillus species. SCY-078 is a triterpenoid, semi-synthetic derivative of the natural product enfumafungin - a structurally distinct and novel class of glucan synthase inhibitor. SCY-078 combines the well-established activity of glucan synthase inhibitors with the potential flexibility of having IV and oral formulations. By belonging to a chemical class distinct from other antifungals, SCY-078 has shown in vitro and in vivo activity against multi-drug resistant pathogens, including azole- and echinocandin-resistant strains. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Fast Track, Qualified Infectious Disease Product and Orphan Drug Designations for the formulations of SCY-078 for the indications of invasive candidiasis (including candidemia) and invasive aspergillosis.. About ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Primary treatment of zygomycosis with liposomal amphotericin B. T2 - Analysis of 28 cases. AU - Shoham, Shmuel. AU - Magill, Shelley S.. AU - Merz, William G.. AU - Gonzalez, Corina. AU - Seibel, Nita. AU - Buchanan, Wendy L.. AU - Knudsen, Tena A.. AU - Sarkisova, Tatyana A.. AU - Walsh, Thomas J.. PY - 2010. Y1 - 2010. N2 - Lipid formulations of amphotericin B are increasingly used in lieu of deoxycholate amphotericin B for primary treatment of zygomycosis, but little is known about the efficacy of the former antifungal in treating this fungal disease. We therefore undertook an analysis of a case series of all patients with zygomycosis who received L-AMB for primary antifungal therapy in five major mid-Atlantic medical centers. Among the categories of variables studied were demographics, methods of diagnosis, microbiology, sites of infection, global responses, and survival. The median patient age was 44 years and 71% were male. Immunosuppressive hematological disorders (54%) ...

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Aspergillosis is an infection caused by the fungus Aspergillus. Aspergillosis describes a large number of diseases involving ... For chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis and chronic fibrosing pulmonary aspergillosis, lifelong use of antifungal drugs is ... Chronic fibrosing pulmonary aspergillosis this may develop where pulmonary aspergillosis remains untreated and chronic scarring ... Aspergillosis can occur in a variety of organs, both in humans and animals. The most common sites of infection are the ...
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Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) By Victor E. Ortega, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal ... Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a hypersensitivity reaction to Aspergillus species (generally A. fumigatus) ... Consider allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) if a patient with asthma or cystic fibrosis develops frequent ... Adapted from Agarwal R, Chakrabarti A, Shah A, et al: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: review of literature and ...
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... general Aspergillus Risk factors Nocardia asteroides Pulmonary aspergillosis Case studies ... A case of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis leading to pneumonia with unusual organisms.(Case Report) by Southern ... Other possible diagnoses, such as invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, chronic necrotizing aspergillosis, and hyper-IgE syndrome ... such as invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) or chronic necrotizing aspergillosis (CNPA). (3) These entities can be difficult ...
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"Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in cystic fibrosis: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Consensus Conference". Clin Infect Dis. ... "HLA-DR, IL-4RA, and IL-10: Genetic risk factors in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis". Pediatr Asthma Allergy Immunol. ... Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a hypersensitivity lung disease due to bronchial colonization by Aspergillus ... "T cell subsets, epitope mapping, and HLA-restriction in patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis". J Clin Invest. ...
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Thirty-three patients with pulmonary nodules and diagnostic features of aspergillosis (histology and/or laboratory findings) ... Patients were identified from a cohort attending our specialist Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis clinic. Patients with ... Pulmonary nodules are a less common manifestation of aspergillosis in immunocompetent patients. Distinguishing these nodules ... cavitating lung lesions, with or without fibrosis and those with aspergillomas or a diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis were ...
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"Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in cystic fibrosis: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Consensus Conference". Clin Infect Dis. ... "HLA-DR, IL-4RA, and IL-10: Genetic risk factors in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis". Pediatr Asthma Allergy Immunol. ... Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a hypersensitivity lung disease due to bronchial colonization by Aspergillus ... "T cell subsets, epitope mapping, and HLA-restriction in patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis". J Clin Invest. ...
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Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. I. What every physician needs to know.. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA ... "Allergic bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis". J Allergy Clin Immunol. vol. 110. 2002. pp. 685-92. ... "Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis". Proc Am Thorac Soc.. vol. 7. 2010. pp. 237-44. ... Diagnostic Confirmation: Are you sure your patient has allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis? * Criteria for the diagnosis of ...
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Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) | SYMPTOMA.comAllergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) | SYMPTOMA.com

Check at SYMPTOMA.com Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is a disease characterized by a hypersensitivity reaction to ... Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA): Symptoms ❗ Workup ❗ Diagnosis ❗ Treatment ❗ Complications ❗ Causes ❗ ... Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA). Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is a disease characterized by a ... Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) is a long-term infection that usually only affects people ...
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Eosinophilic Respiratory Problems: Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Paul A. Greenberger, M.D. 6 December 2011 Workshop...Eosinophilic Respiratory Problems: Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Paul A. Greenberger, M.D. 6 December 2011 Workshop...

ABPA Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis. Case - B.C. - chronology 1983-Age 36, hx asthma. Persisting cough, mucous, sweats ... 24 Anti-inflammatory effect of itraconazole in stable allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: A randomized controlled trial ... 1 Eosinophilic Respiratory Problems: Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Paul A. Greenberger, M.D. 6 December 2011 Workshop ... Presentation on theme: "Eosinophilic Respiratory Problems: Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Paul A. Greenberger, M.D. 6 ...
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CT EVALUATION OF HYPERATTENUATING MUCUS TO DIAGNOSE ALLERGIC BRONCHOPULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS IN THE SPECIAL CONDITION OF CYSTIC...CT EVALUATION OF HYPERATTENUATING MUCUS TO DIAGNOSE ALLERGIC BRONCHOPULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS IN THE SPECIAL CONDITION OF CYSTIC...

Allergic broncho-pulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is an inflammatory disease of airways related to an allergic reaction directed ... Archive for » CT EVALUATION OF HYPERATTENUATING MUCUS TO DIAGNOSE ALLERGIC BRONCHOPULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS IN THE SPECIAL ... CT EVALUATION OF HYPERATTENUATING MUCUS TO DIAGNOSE ALLERGIC BRONCHOPULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS IN THE SPECIAL CONDITION OF CYSTIC ... study was to compare hyperattenuating mucus versus conventional CT signs to diagnose allergic broncho-pulmonary aspergillosis ...
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Characterization of Essential Genes by Parasexual Genetics in the Human Fungal Pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus: Impact of...Characterization of Essential Genes by Parasexual Genetics in the Human Fungal Pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus: Impact of...

2001 Aspergillosis case-fatality rate: systematic review of the literature. Clin. Infect. Dis. 32: 358-366. ... Due to their small diameter (2-3 μm), conidia can reach the lung alveolae and cause invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) when ...
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Galactomannan assay and plasma protein electrophoresis findings in psittacine birds with Aspergillosis ...
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Aspergillosis | Types of Fungal Diseases | Fungal Diseases | CDCAspergillosis | Types of Fungal Diseases | Fungal Diseases | CDC

Aspergillosis is an infection caused by Aspergillus, a common mold (a type of fungus) that lives indoors and outdoors. Most ...
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Symptoms of Aspergillosis | Aspergillosis | Types of Fungal Diseases | Fungal Diseases | CDCSymptoms of Aspergillosis | Aspergillosis | Types of Fungal Diseases | Fungal Diseases | CDC

The different types of aspergillosis can cause different symptoms.1. The symptoms of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis ( ... Invasive aspergillosis1 usually occurs in people who are already sick from other medical conditions, so it can be difficult to ... Aspergillosis: spectrum of disease, diagnosis, and treatmentexternal icon. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2006 Sep;20(3):545-61, vi. ... Contact your healthcare provider if you have symptoms that you think are related to any form of aspergillosis. ...
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Aspergillosis: MedlinePlusAspergillosis: MedlinePlus

... and treatment of aspergillosis, a disease caused by a fungus. ... Aspergillosis (American Thoracic Society) - PDF Also in Spanish ... ClinicalTrials.gov: Aspergillosis (National Institutes of Health) * ClinicalTrials.gov: Aspergillosis, Allergic ... There are different kinds of aspergillosis. One kind is allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (also called ABPA). Symptoms of ... Aspergillosis precipitin (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish * Pulmonary aspergilloma (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish ...
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Aspergillosis | SpringerLinkAspergillosis | SpringerLink

Aspergillosis comprises a spectrum of diseases caused by species of the fungal genus Aspergillus, including allergy (allergic ... Aspergillosis and other systemic mycoses-the growing problem. J. Am. Med. Assoc. 242:1631-1635.CrossRefGoogle Scholar ... Current needs in immunodiagnosis of candidiasis and aspergillosis. Rev. Infect. Dis. 6:301-312.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar ... Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in nonimmunocompromised, nonneutropenic hosts. Rev. Infect. Dis. 8:357-363.PubMedCrossRef ...
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Aspergillosis - GlossaryAspergillosis - Glossary

This glossary can help you to easily understand medical terms related to the article on Aspergillosis ... Drugs for Aspergillosis. Amphotericin B. This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for life-threatening fungal infections. ...
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Aspergillosis precipitin: MedlinePlus Medical EncyclopediaAspergillosis precipitin: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

Aspergillosis precipitin is a laboratory test to detect antibodies in the blood resulting from exposure to the fungus ... Aspergillosis precipitin is a laboratory test to detect antibodies in the blood resulting from exposure to the fungus ... For example, invasive aspergillosis often does not produce a positive result, even though aspergillus is present. ... Your health care provider may order this test if you have signs of an aspergillosis infection. ...
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Aspergillosis Clinical Research Trials | CenterWatchAspergillosis Clinical Research Trials | CenterWatch

Aspergillosis Clinical Research Trial Listings in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat) Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases Infections ... Aspergillosis Clinical Trials. A listing of Aspergillosis medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. ... A Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Posaconazole Versus Voriconazole for the Treatment of Invasive Aspergillosis (MK-5592-069 ... of this study is to assess and compare the safety of posaconazole with voriconazole in Japanese participants with Aspergillosis ...
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Aspergillosis Clinical Research Trials | CenterWatchAspergillosis Clinical Research Trials | CenterWatch

Aspergillosis Clinical Research Trial Listings in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat) Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases Infections ... Aspergillosis Clinical Trials. A listing of Aspergillosis medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. ... Early Diagnosis of Aspergillosis in Patients at High Risk of Fungal Infection Caused by Treatment for Hematologic Cancer or ... Clinical Implications of Azole-Resistant Aspergillosis in Hematological Malignancy For mold-active azoles (e.g. isavuconazole, ...
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Pediatric Aspergillosis: Background, Pathophysiology, EpidemiologyPediatric Aspergillosis: Background, Pathophysiology, Epidemiology

encoded search term (Pediatric Aspergillosis) and Pediatric Aspergillosis What to Read Next on Medscape. Related Conditions and ... Noninvasive aspergillosis is usually seen in immunocompetent individuals, whereas invasive aspergillosis is seen in ... In contrast, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), aspergilloma, and invasive aspergillosis syndrome involve mycelial ... Aspergillosis. Pickering LK, ed. 2003 Red Book: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 26th ed. Elk Grove, IL: ...
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Management of Invasive AspergillosisManagement of Invasive Aspergillosis

... chronic pulmonary aspergillosis, cutaneous aspergillosis, and invasive aspergillosis (IA). Most of these infections are caused ... Pulmonary aspergillosis: a clinical review. Eur Respir Rev. 2011;20:156-174.. 4. Barnes PD, Marr KA. Aspergillosis: spectrum of ... Management of Invasive Aspergillosis. Muideen Adigun, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP. Program Director, PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency. ... ABSTRACT: Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is a rare, serious fungal infection commonly affecting immunocompromised patients. The ...
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Aspergillosis | The Poultry SiteAspergillosis | The Poultry Site

Figure 8. Furry airsacculitis in aspergillosis of an adult duck. The powdery surface is dark green in colour.. ...
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  • Aspergillosis can occur in a variety of organs, both in humans and animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Contact your healthcare provider if you have symptoms that you think are related to any form of aspergillosis. (cdc.gov)
  • Young adult dogs with a long head and nose (known as dolichocephalic breeds) and dogs with a medium length head and nose (known as mesatcephalic breeds) are also more susceptible to the nasal form of aspergillosis. (petmd.com)
  • We discuss the comparative merits of the available tests in the various clinical settings and their suitability for use in the resource-poor settings where the majority of cases of aspergillosis are thought to occur. (nih.gov)
  • Secondary cutaneous aspergillosis has been reported in an asthma patient on 1 month of steroid treatment. (medscape.com)
  • Asthma and aspergillosis often co-exist at the same time. (wikihow.com)
  • You're more susceptible to this type of aspergillosis if you have lung problems such as cystic fibrosis or asthma. (aarp.org)
  • The primary objective of this study is to assess and compare the safety of posaconazole with voriconazole in Japanese participants with Aspergillosis. (centerwatch.com)
  • The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of posaconazole versus voriconazole in the treatment of adults and adolescents with invasive aspergillosis (IA). (centerwatch.com)
  • however, mucormycosis (formerly called zygomycosis) can present with similar findings but is resistant to voriconazole therapy, which is often used to treat aspergillosis. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • Oral or intravenous drugs such as voriconazole can treat the invasive type of aspergillosis. (aarp.org)
  • The current medical treatments for aggressive invasive aspergillosis include voriconazole and liposomal amphotericin B in combination with surgical debridement. (wikipedia.org)
  • Probable cases of invasive aspergillosis have been defined to include those with a clinically documented site of infection, and a culture from this site positive for Aspergillus species. (medscape.com)
  • No evidence of disseminated aspergillosis was found, and no new lesions developed, even though the patient received treatment with fluconazole (at 200 mg/day), an agent without significant activity against Aspergillus species. (asm.org)
  • However, in the case of aspergillosis, it does because the pet's immune system and/or body is weakened from some other disease. (petmd.com)
  • Prevention of aspergillosis involves a reduction of mold exposure via environmental infection-control. (wikipedia.org)
  • If you have allergic aspergillosis, you may receive medication that suppresses your immune system, such as prednisone , along with antifungal drugs. (aarp.org)
  • Keep in mind that aspergillosis isn't contagious. (aarp.org)
  • As an opportunistic infection, an animal is only likely to contract Aspergillosis if the immune system is already in a weakened state. (petmd.com)
  • The histopathologic/cytopathologic view of invasive aspergillosis from a needle aspiration or biopsy demonstrates septate acutely branching hyphae or spherule formation (filamentous fungi without yeast forms), with evidence of associated tissue damage (either microscopically or unequivocally by imaging). (medscape.com)
  • If a tissue culture of aspergillosis is obtained in an unexpected setting, confirmation through observing the hyphae in a biopsy or through repeated culture is advised. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • For suspected nasal aspergillosis, analysis of nasal swabs, fungal cultures of nasal discharge, and a rhinoscopy -- inserting a small fiber-optic scope into the nose in order to examine the inside of the nose and its mucus linings -- can be expected. (petmd.com)