DNB (Pulmonary Medicine), M.B.B.S, FCCP (USA), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (Pulmonary diseases), European college of allergy, asthma and immunology, American college of allergy and applied immunology
Pulmonologist - Specializes in Treatment of Aspergillosis
Doctors for Aspergillosis in Oyster Pearl Hospital, Mumbai
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Aspergillosis is an infection, allergic reaction, or fungal growth caused by the Aspergillus fungus. The fungus usually grows on decaying vegetation and dead leaves. Exposure to the fungus does not necessarily guarantee that you'll get aspergillosis. Almost everyone encounters the fungus on a daily basis and never contracts the illness. It’s more likely to infect people with a weak immune system or a lung disease. Some of the common symptoms include chest pain, fever and cough.
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?
The treatment involves antifungal medications which are used for all illness. Oral or intravenous drugs such as voriconazole can treat the invasive type of aspergillosis. When the fungus causes infection in the heart a surgery is recommended to remove the fungus. Antifungal medicines are prescribed after the surgery.