Hello, guys! Who could tell about aspergillosis?
Hi! That’s the name of disease which is caused by fungi of the genus Aspergillus. It occurs in people with degicient immune systems or chronic diseases. It commonly affects lungs and disseminate through the blood stream to cause widespread organ damage. A fungus ball in the lungs may cause no symptoms and may be discovered only with a chest X-ray. But it can also cause serious systemic damage progressing, and even death
Thank you! May it affect skin?
Yes it is! Cutaneous aspergillosis is usually a cutaneous manifestation of disseminated infection. Dermatologic manifestations of disseminated aspergillosis include single or multiple e plaques and papules, often characterized by a central necrotic ulcer.
Are there special blood test which can identify exactly aspergillus infection?
Yep there are. Positive Aspergillus serology ( Aspergillus precipitins to Aspergillus -specific IgG or IgE) shows the aspergillus infection presence.
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