aspergillosis

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Synonyms for aspergillosis

severe respiratory disease of birds that takes the form of an acute rapidly fatal pneumonia in young chickens and turkeys

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an opportunistic infection by a fungus of the genus Aspergillus

disease especially in agricultural workers caused by inhalation of Aspergillus spores causing lumps in skin and ears and respiratory organs

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McSharry, "Computed tomographic scanning of the lung in patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis and in asthmatic patients with a positive skin test to Aspergillus fumigatus," Thorax, vol.
Kaditis, "Omalizumab therapy for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in children with cystic fibrosis: a synthesis of published evidence," Pediatric Pulmonology, vol.
The effects of antifungal therapy on severe asthma with fungal sensitization and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Respirology 2009;14:1121-1127.
Vitamin D3 attenuates Th2 responses to Aspergillus fumigatus mounted by CD4+ T cells from cystic fibrosis patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. J Clin Invest.
Each of the features of the histologic triad of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis can occur in isolation in other settings.
(1) Infection with this fungus could lead to allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), aspergilloma, or invasive aspergillosis (IA).
These include [[alpha].sub.1]-antitrypsin (A1A) deficiency, Young's syndrome, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, autoimmune diseases, a severe pneumonia, and even gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Other causes of eosinophilia in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid include simple pulmonary eosinophilia (Loffler's syndrome), hypersensitivity reactions to drugs, parasitic infections, chronic eosinophilic pneumonia, asthma, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, and Churg-Strauss syndrome.
In some individuals, exposure to these fungi can also lead to asthma or to an illness known as "allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis." This latter condition, which occurs occasionally in people with asthma, is characterized by wheezing, low-grade fever, and coughing up of brown-flecked masses or mucous plugs.
To the Editor: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is an immunological pulmonary disorder caused by hypersensitivity to Aspergillus fumigatus .
Aspergillus is a ubiquitous fungus which can cause various kinds of pulmonary aspergillosis, such as allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), pulmonary aspergilloma (PA), and invasive pulmonary aspergillosis [1] (IPA).
many pulmonary epidemics, pulmonary aspergilloma and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.17