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Aspergillosis

Medical Mycology

Systemic Mycoses Caused by Opportunistic Fungi

  1. Malcolm D. Richardson BSc PhD FRCPath FIBiol Associate Professor in Medical Mycology

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0161

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Richardson, M. D. 2010. Aspergillosis. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. University of Helsinki, Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Haartman Institute, Helsinki, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Brief Description of the Genus
  • 2
    Morphology
  • 3
    The Causal Organisms and their Habitat
  • 4
    Clinical Manifestations
  • 5
    Epidemiology of Aspergillosis
  • 6
    Host Defense
  • 7
    Diagnosis
  • 8
    Management
  • 9
    Prophylaxis
  • 10
    Prevention

Keywords:

  • Aspergillosis;
  • causal organisms and habitat;
  • fungi classified in genus Aspergillus, anamorphic (asexual) filamentous organisms;
  • contiguous internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions;
  • aspergilli colonies-black, brown, yellow, red, white, green, or other colors;
  • chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis (CNPA);
  • humoral response in aspergilloma;
  • humoral response in allergic aspergillosis