Aspegillus fumigatus and other aspergillus
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.
Most often no symptoms of the infection
- Symptoms of respiratory tract infection with prolonged, antibiotic resistant fever and cough.
- Ear canals (Singapore ear)
- In the case of impaired immune system, invasive infection may occur
- Artificial heart valve
- Aspergillus can form colonies (aspergilloma) in the lungs and sinuses
- 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
- Fungicides (antimycotics)
- Surgical resection