Treatment for Aspergillosis

Treatment options for types of Aspergillosis.
Type of Aspergillosis Examples Recommended Treatment
Allergic aspergillosis
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA)
  • Allergic Aspergillus sinusitis
  • Itraconazole
  • May consider corticosteroids
Invasive aspergillosis
  • Invasive aspergillosis
  • Cutaneous aspergillosis
  • Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis
  • Voriconazole
  • Other options: lipid amphotericin formulations, posaconazole, isavuconazole, itraconazole, caspofungin, and micafungin
  • May include surgery and/or antifungal medications

Treatment for invasive and cutaneous aspergillosis: When possible, immunosuppressive medications should be discontinued or decreased. People with severe cases of aspergillosis may need surgery.

Expert guidance is needed for infections not responding to treatment, including antimicrobial-resistant infections.

If you are a healthcare provider, click here to see the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Aspergillosis.