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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Treatment of avian aspergillosis in birds usually is protracted but generally provides good clinical results, although complete disease resolution should not be expected.
Anatomopathological aspects of avian aspergillosis.
Avian aspergillosis, most often caused by Aspergillus fumigatus, is a common and devastating disease affecting a range of bird species.
In the diagnosis of avian aspergillosis, Jones and Orosz (4) stress a multidimensional approach to diagnosis, including hematologic testing, biochemical analysis, radiology, biopsy, EPH, and microbiologic and serologic testing.
These data indicate that both galactomannan and protein electrophoresis may be valuable tools in the diagnosis of avian aspergillosis.