Treatment for Aspergillosis
Allergic forms of aspergillosis
For allergic forms of aspergillosis such as allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) or allergic Aspergillus sinusitis, the recommended treatment is itraconazole, a prescription antifungal medication. Corticosteroids may also be helpful.
Invasive aspergillosis needs to be treated with prescription antifungal medication, usually voriconazole. There are other medications that can be used to treat invasive aspergillosis in patients who can’t take voriconazole or whose infections don’t get better after taking voriconazole. These include itraconazole, lipid amphotericin formulations, caspofungin, micafungin, and posaconazole. Whenever possible, immunosuppressive medications should be discontinued or decreased. People who have severe cases of aspergillosis may need surgery.
- Page last reviewed: November 14, 2015
- Page last updated: November 14, 2015
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