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Aspergillus is a common fungus that can be found in indoor and outdoor environments. Most people breathe in Aspergillus spores every day without being affected. Aspergillosis is a disease caused by this fungus and usually occurs in people with lung diseases or weakened immune systems. The spectrum of illness includes allergic reactions, lung infections, and infections in other organs.

Fungal infections pose an increasing threat to public health for several reasons. For other Fungal topics, visit the Fungal Homepage.

Microscopy of Aspergillus Fumigatus

Microscopy of Aspergillus Fumigatus

Aspergillosis Topics

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What is Aspergillosis?…

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Sinus & skin infections, lungs, clinical features…

A green icon with a magnifying glass and foot print.Risk & Prevention

Who gets it and how it can be prevented…

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Inhalation of spores, contact with the skin…

A green icon of a microscope.Diagnosis & Testing

See your health care provider, sample tissue, clinical diagnosis…

A green icon representing prescription drugs.Treatment & Outcomes

Antifungal treatment, mortality rate…

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What you need to know…

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Incidence, surveillance…

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