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Aspegillus fumigatus and other aspergillus

Definition

Apergillus infection (aspergillosis) is a fungal infection (mycosis). Rheumatic symptoms are not to be expected. By a weakened immune system that knows immunosuppressive treatment of rheumatic diseases, however, aspergillus can cause complications. The infection can also aggravate asthma by hypersensitivity.

Symptoms

Most often no symptoms of the infection

  • Symptoms of respiratory tract infection with prolonged, antibiotic resistant fever and cough.
    • Nese
    • sinuses
    • Ear canals (Singapore ear)
    • Lungs
  • In the case of impaired immune system, invasive infection may occur
    • Brain
    • Kidneys
    • Artificial heart valve
  • Aspergillus can form colonies (aspergilloma) in the lungs and sinuses

Diagnosis

  • One or more densities of X-rays or CT images of lungs (Aspegillom)
  • CT images with typical signs of halo and / or "air crescent"
  • Microscopic detection

Treatment

  • Fungicides (antimycotics)
  • Surgical resection

Literature

Opportunistic infections, BINDEVEVSSYKDOMMER.no


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