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The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) is high among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected Ugandans. Recent evidence suggests that Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis and Aspergillus sensitisation might be responsi...
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Chronic Pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) is a well described spectrum of the disease caused by the fungi belonging to the Aspergillus species first described in 1842 as a complication of tuberculous cavities. Advances in thoracic surgery and advances of antifungal therapy in the late 1900s led to the first cure[1]. Aspergillosis is a disease process that varies based on the level of immunosupression; angioinvasive aspergillosis is present in a setting of profound immunosupression and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in a hyperimmune setting.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Communication to the Editor Source Type: research
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:40News blog
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: news
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:48News blog
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: news
Discussion by Dr MGK Murthy, Dr GA Prasad      Cavernous sinus is extradural venous plexus surrounded by a dural fold in the middle cranial fossa containing internal carotid artery with its periarterial sympathetic plexus, abducens nerve lateral to the internal carotid artery, but medial to the oculomotor and trochlear nerves and the ophthalmic and maxillary divisions of the trigeminal nerve, which run superior to inferior within the lateral dural border of the cavernous sinus.     Thrombosis of the cavernous sinus is usually caused by bacterial or fungal invasion comp...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a severe lung disease complication caused by an Aspergillus fumigatus-induced hypersensitivity that affects 2 –15% of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). The mainstay treatment consists of a combination of corticosteroids and antifungals. However, repeated or long-term corticosteroid therapies can lead to serious side effects. The monoclonal anti-IgE antibody, omalizumab, has demonstrated its efficacy in allergic asthma. As ABPA results from a hypersensitivity to a specific allergen, omalizumab might benefit CF patients with ABPA.
Source: Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Short communication Source Type: research
Mon, 11/06/2017 - 17:31News blog
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: news
Authors: Kawamoto H, Suzuki M, Shiozawa A, Miyawaki E, Yamamoto S, Kobayashi K, Takasaki J, Takeda Y, Hojo M, Sugiyama H Abstract Development of aspergilloma is common in cases with a fungus ball-like shadow in cavities due to old tuberculosis. Some reports have shown that blood clots tend to appear as a fungus ball-like shadow. A 71-year-old man with a history of pulmonary tuberculosis presented with a fungus ball-like shadow in an old cavity and hemoptysis. There was no evidence of aspergillus infection on various examinations. We confirmed a blood clot and aneurysm of an artery under direct vision by bronchoscop...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Abstract: According to a great desire for facial rejuvenation, dermal filler is promising for improving people's appearance without surgery. In a society of plastic surgery, injection of dermal filler is one of the most common procedures for a younger appearance. An increase in patients who have filler injection has been paralleled by a rise in various adverse reactions. Formation of inflammatory or infected nodules is one of the most common long-term complications. Infections can be increased because of improper disinfection of the patient's skin, a poor injection technique, decreased general immunity, and the presence of...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research
Summary Invasive aspergillosis (IA) remains a major cause of morbidity in immunocompromised hosts. This is due to the inability of the host immunity to respond appropriately to Aspergillus. An established risk factor for IA is neutropenia which is encountered by patients undergoing chemotherapy. Herein we investigate the role of neutrophils in modulating host response to Aspergillus. We found that neutrophils had the propensity to suppress proinflammatory cytokine production but through different mechanisms for specific cytokines. Cellular contact was requisite for the modulation of interleukin‐1 beta production by Asper...
Source: Cellular Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
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