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Diseases » Aspergillosis » Summary
 

What is Aspergillosis?

What is Aspergillosis?

  • Aspergillosis: Infection with a fungus called Aspergillus.
  • Aspergillosis: A genus of mitosporic fungi containing about 100 species and eleven different teleomorphs in the family Trichocomaceae.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Aspergillosis: an opportunistic infection by a fungus of the genus Aspergillus; characterized by inflammation and lesions of the ear and other organs.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Aspergillosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Aspergillosis: Introduction

Types of Aspergillosis:

Types of Aspergillosis:

Broader types of Aspergillosis:

How many people get Aspergillosis?

Incidence (annual) of Aspergillosis: 1-2 per 100,000 per year (DBMD)
Incidence Rate of Aspergillosis: approx 1 in 100,000 or 0.00% or 2,720 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Aspergillosis: Population-based data available for San Francisco suggest a rate of 1-2 per 100,000 per year. (Source: excerpt from Aspergillosis: DBMD)

How serious is Aspergillosis?

Complications of Aspergillosis: see complications of Aspergillosis
Prognosis of Aspergillosis: If severe granulocytopenia persists, mortality rate can be very high (up to 100% in patients with cerebral abscesses). Patient outcome depends on resolution of granulocytopenia and early institution of effective antifungal drug therapy. (Source: excerpt from Aspergillosis: DBMD)

What causes Aspergillosis?

Causes of Aspergillosis: see causes of Aspergillosis
Causes of Aspergillosis: Ubiquitous in the environment. Found in soil, decomposing plant matter, household dust, building materials, ornamental plants, items of food, and water. (Source: excerpt from Aspergillosis: DBMD)
Risk factors for Aspergillosis: see risk factors for Aspergillosis

What are the symptoms of Aspergillosis?

Symptoms of Aspergillosis: see symptoms of Aspergillosis

Complications of Aspergillosis: see complications of Aspergillosis

Can anyone else get Aspergillosis?

More information: see contagiousness of Aspergillosis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Aspergillosis

Aspergillosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Aspergillosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Aspergillosis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Aspergillosis: see treatments for Aspergillosis
Research for Aspergillosis: see research for Aspergillosis

Society issues for Aspergillosis


Hospitalization statistics for Aspergillosis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Aspergillosis:

  • 0.0042% (541) of hospital consultant episodes were for aspergillosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 74% of hospital consultant episodes for aspergillosis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 65% of hospital consultant episodes for aspergillosis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital consultant episodes for aspergillosis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Aspergillosis

Main name of condition: Aspergillosis

Class of Condition for Aspergillosis: parasite fungal

Other names or spellings for Aspergillosis:

Aspergillus

Aspergilloses Source - Diseases Database

Aspergillosis: Related Conditions

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