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World Aspergillosis Day Feb 1st: Caring for our carers

Once a year we will highlight an issue we think needs more attention. This year is the first year and we have chosen a group of people who play a vital role in the lives of everyone associated with managing aspergillosis: the carers and of course wider family groups who are all affected by this disease. More details...

 

Aspergillosis

If you are reading this for the first time it probably means that you or someone you are supporting has a suspected or confirmed aspergillosis. There is a lot of information on aspergillosis available on the internet and some of it is alarming, so we should start with the following: there are several different types of aspergillosis, all of which are treatable and it is only acute invasive aspergillosis that needs urgent treatment. You will have many questions about what happens next but let's start with the most obvious ones first. How do my doctors find out which form of aspergillosis I have (if any)?

Diagnosis

DIAGNOSIS

X-ray or CT scan following a detailed case history analysis. Blood and sputum tests or a bronchoscopy may be carried out. More details...

 

Treatment

TREATMENT

A combination of steroids and antifungal medication is usually used. For more details on symptoms, treatment and prognosis go to one of: ABPA CPA IA Sinusitis
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Maintenance

MAINTENANCE

Regular check ups may be needed at first, but once your condition has stabilised these should get less frequent. More details...

 

Carer/Friend

CARER/FRIEND

Aspergillosis is a long term illness and support is important, both emotional and practical. More details...

 

PATIENT MEETINGS (UK) 

Informal patient meetings are held at the National Aspergillosis Centre at the University Hospital of South Manchester on the first thursday of each month. More details..

 

Recordings of Meetings

We record sound in all meeting and then use it to present the slides used  - it is as if you were there yourself!  A new one will be added each month.

 

Other recordings

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