Oct 9, 2000
How common is systemic aspergillosis? What is the treatment? How successful is Tx?
Response from Dr. Feinberg
It's very uncommon, and usually occurs in someone whose immune system has been damaged, by (for example) cancer chemotherapy, or treatment to prevent rejection of transplanted organs. It is treated with some form of amphotericin B given intravenously. Treatment is often unsuccessful, largely because of the seriousness of the underlying illness.
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