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How do you cure ABA or Allergic Bronchopulmonary aspergillosis?

My grandma has ABA or Allergic Bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. The doctors have told her that she has done everything that is possible. We are not going to take that as an answer! She is 70 and had to retire because of ABA. She can't have a lung transplant because she has also had breast and colon cancer. She is on oxygen 24/7. Is there any suggestions or comments?? Please feel free! We will take anything!

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How long can the treatment (cure) for Aspergillosis take?

It's Aspergillosis in the lungs (aspergilloma) and it's being treated with Noxafil. It has been 5 months and there is no change in the lungs, it's not worse but it's not better either.
How long should the treatment normally take?
The only answers given by the Pulmologist and other specialists are "I don't know" and "this is so unusual I have never come across this before and the books doesn't say much about it".

If it is truly an aspergilloma (fungus ball within a cavity in the lung) then antibiotics are usually used to suppress symptoms such as fever, sweats and weight loss or hemoptysis (coughing up of blood). It has been my experience that even 6-12 months of antifungal medications such as noxafil WILL NOT get rid of the aspergilloma unless it is very small and in the early stages. The only definitive cure for aspergilloma is surgical resection/removal. There are many with aspergilloma who for many reasons can not undergo/tolerate surgery. In those people, I generally try and suppress them long term with antifungal medications. My usual regimen is two months on and one month off meds indefinitely. It is a very difficult problem and if it is symptomatic can be difficult to treat. Aspergillosis of the lung can take on one of a few forms:
1. Invasive aspergillosis - usually seen in leukemia/lymphoma or cancer patients with compromised immune systems and can be deadly. These people are usually hospitalized and on IV antifungals
2. Aspergilloma (fungus ball) as described above
3. Chronic invasive pulmonary aspergillosis - usually found in cavities of the lung but doesn't quite form a fungus ball. Instead the fungus infects the wall of the cavity and causes fever, fatigue, sweats and weight loss. This is treated with 6-12 months of antifungal pills
4. Necrotizing bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: very rare form that causes the walls of the airways to become necrotic, usually untreatable

You may want to ask for a consultation with an infectious disease specialist if you are not getting the answers you want from the pulmonologist  (+ info)

How to cure "Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis"?

My mom, have this fungus aspergillosis in her lungs, I´m asking aditional treatment (she is on drugs right now) she works on maintenance office . 55 years old. I´m confuse with all this science definitions and blocking my mind. Any help will do. Thank you.

the treatment of choice is steroids, I am assuming thats what her doctor has prescribed, besides that is just symptomatic releif. if you are not satisfied by her doctor, you have a right for a second opinion, good luck  (+ info)

How Can individuals with an immunocompetant system get invasive aspergillosis fungi disease?

My husband was just diagonsed with invasive aspergillousis. He does not have a compromised immune system according to the doctors. He works in an agriculture setting where these fungi are prevalant.
What is the outlook for him? He has it in his ears and mastoid bone but seems to be responding to the V-fend anti-fungal drug he is on.
However, he went for 6 months with symptoms before they identified it. Is it too late to be cured? What are the side effects of the drug v-fend?
Is their anyone out there who has recovered form this rare disease and can advise me as to what we are facing? Help.

having a competent immune system is a plus, it will hopefully completely eradicate. But the conclusive answer will come from the ID doc for the bone eradication part. It can infect normal individuals from time to time. Unfortunately it can take this long to be diagnosed too, but the outlook should be good hopefully, do stay in touch with the ID docs, try familydoctor.org, webmd.com, mayoclinic.com, etc, good luck  (+ info)

Can a diagnosis of Allergic Bronchialpulmonary Aspergillosis be determed as eligible for Fed/SSI disability?

I have been diagnosed with ABPA. Most days it takes all I have just to get out of bed. Could I be eligible for SSI disability benefits?

First of all, are you sure you would not be eligible for SSDI benefits? Secondly, your condition may be listed in the SSA "blue book" which list all the medical conditions SSA normally consider to be a disability. But if its not listed, this does not mean that SSA will not find you disabled, just that they may need additional medical documentation to make a decision.

However there are some other criteria;

* If you are working earnigs need to be under what's called SGA or $900 in gross earnings per month.

* If you are going to apply for SSI there is an asset test, for an individual your assets need to be under $2000, for a couple its $3000. If you own a home this is excluded from assets as well as one car. (there is no asset limit for SSDI)

* If you do get denied the first go around and over 60% of SSI applicants do, do not get discouraged most people are found eligbile upon appeal. The only downside of this is that the appeal process can be lengthy  (+ info)

I Have Trachobronchitis Aspergillosis,I can not get a strait answer from my drs.Does any one know if this is f?

Is this fatel??

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Just asking; if Aspergillosis is found in thousands of dead Mallard ducks in Idaho today why no worry?

Human Health Concerns and Risk Reduction

Aspergillosis is considered a zoonotic disease. If resistance to infection is impaired, inhalation of Aspergillus fungi may lead to fungal pneumonia or a serious allergic reaction to the fungus.

someone tell me doesn't this mean, if exposed to spores man can contact it, is that not a "bird flu"?

I have no idea but I live in Boise Idaho and I am concerned and still looking for more info.  (+ info)

allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, anyone know a way to treat this lung disease naturally no steroids?

Aspergillosis is an opportunistic infection caused by inhaled spores of the mold Aspergillus, which invade blood vessels, causing hemorrhagic necrosis and infarction. Symptoms may be those of asthma, pneumonia, sinusitis, or rapidly progressing systemic illness. Diagnosis is primarily clinical but may be aided by imaging studies, histopathology, and specimen staining and culture. Treatment is with voriconazole, amphotericin B (or its lipid formulations), caspofungin, itraconazole, or flucytosine. Fungus balls may require surgical resection. Recurrence is common.
Please see the web pages for more details on Pulmonary aspergillosis - allergic bronchopulmonary type.  (+ info)

Looking for info about aspergillosis.?

Can someone please help me find info about aspergillosis?
Also, what's the main source animal?

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What is aspergillosis?

Aspergillosis is the second most common opportunistic mycosis among patients with malignant disease, accounting for up to 30% of fungal infections and found at autopsy in these patients.
A. fumigatus is the species most frequently isolated from patients with invasive or disseminated infection, but A. flavus , A. niger, and other Aspergillus species can also cause disease.
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