Aspergillosis

Definition

Aspergillosis is an infection caused by a specific fungus that is is found all over the world. It can result in severe lung problems.

Causes

Inhaling fungus spores causes aspergillosis when the immune system is not working properly.
Inhalation of Spores
Spores in lungs
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Risk Factors

Risk factors include:
Asthma in Lungs
Asthma lung
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Symptoms

Symptoms may include:
  • Chronic, productive cough
  • Coughing up blood
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Chest pain

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