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Aspergillosis

Aspergillosis is an infection caused by Aspergillus, a common mold (a type of fungus) that lives indoors and outdoors. Most people breathe in Aspergillus spores every day without getting sick. However, people with weakened immune systems or lung diseases are at a higher risk of developing health problems due to Aspergillus. The types of health problems caused by Aspergillus include allergic reactions, lung infections, and infections in other organs.

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Aspergillosis Topics

Microscopy of Aspergillus FumigatusDefinition

What is aspergillosis?

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Learn about aspergillosis symptoms

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Who is at risk?

A diagram showing aspergilloma affecting human lung.Sources of Infection

How do people get aspergillosis?

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How is aspergillosis diagnosed?

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Antifungal treatment

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Technical information about aspergillosis

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How common is aspergillosis?

 
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