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Aspergillosis

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Introduction
Aspergillosis is the name of a group of conditions caused by a fungal mould called aspergillus.
Symptoms of aspergillosis
The symptoms of aspergillosis vary depending on the condition's type and the affected area of the body affected.
Causes of aspergillosis
Aspergillosis is caused by breathing in small spores of aspergillus mould.
Diagnosing aspergillosis
You will have a physical examination and your symptoms will be checked. If aspergillosis is suspected, you'll have further tests to confirm a diagnosis.
Treating aspergillosis
Treatment for aspergillosis varies depending on the condition's type and severity. Antifungal medication is often prescribed. Surgery may be needed in severe cases.
Preventing aspergillosis
It's virtually impossible to avoid the aspergillus fungus completely, but you can take precautions to prevent aspergillosis.