Aspergillosis is a fungal condition, caused by Aspergillus fumigatus.
Illness occurs in cases of allergic reaction, immune suppression, or in previously damaged lung.
Principally three clinical syndromes are seen:
Aspergillus species are also associated with causing:
Most disease is due to Aspergillus fumigatus but there are many other members of the genus - e.g. A. clavatus, A. flavus, A. niger - which may result in these conditions.
Last reviewed 01/2018