Because there are many infections that can cause the symptoms associated with aspergillosis, an x-ray or computed tomography (CT) scan of the infected area will be used to provide clues for making the diagnosis. Whenever possible, a doctor sends a sample of infected material to a laboratory to confirm identification of the fungus.
More information on aspergillosis
What is aspergillosis? - Aspergillosis is a fungal disease of the respiratory tract of birds and mammals usually caused by Aspergillus fumigatus. What causes aspergillosis? - Aspergillosis is caused by a fungus (Aspergillus). Aspergillus can easily travel through the air and be inhaled into the lungs. What're the symptoms of aspergillosis? - Symptoms of aspergillosis are facial swelling, cough and difficulty breathing, chest pain, and fever and night sweats. How is aspergillosis diagnosed? - X-ray or computed tomography (CT) scan of the infected area will be used to provide clues for making the diagnosis of aspergillosis. What's the treatment for aspergillosis? - The goal of treatment for aspergillosis is to control symptomatic infection. Invasive aspergillosis may resist drug treatment and progress to death.
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