Aspergillus fumigatus - Definition

April 2018


Definition


Aspergillus fumigatus is a mushroom of the Aspergillus type. Its spores are the cause of fungal infestations like aspergillosis and aspergilloma in which the mushroom forms a mass often on the lung. Aspergillus fumigatus is a carrier of toxic substances not generally dangerous for people in good health, but dangerous for people who are immunocompromised, meaning their body's defenses are diminished (auto-immune deficiency, medications that lower the defenses...). Pulmonary aspergillosis is the most frequent form in men. The treatment rests on medications that eliminate the mushroom.
Original article published by Jeff. Translated by Jeff. Latest update on October 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM by Jeff.
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