Doctors for Aspergillosis in Siddharameshwar Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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Aspergillosis is an allergic infection or fungal growth caused by the Aspergillus fungus. The fungus usually grows on decaying vegetation and dead leaves. On a daily basis, everyone encounters this fungus and it may not be necessary to develop the infection. It’s more likely to infect people with a weak immune system or a lung disease. The symptoms are pain in chest, shortness of breath and fever.
HOW IS ASPERGILLOSIS DIAGNOSED?
A specialist in the pulmonary department or a general physician can insert an instrument to extract a sample from the lungs to study the fluids in a biopsy for fungal testing. Also, blood and urine samples can be collected and tested for effective diagnosis. Chest X rays and CT Scans of the lungs can also determine the presence of the infection.
HOW IS ASPERGILLOSIS TREATED?
Antifungal medications treats all types of aspergillosis. Oral or intravenous drugs such as voriconazole can treat the invasive type of aspergillosis. Surgery may be done to remove the infected areas.