Aspergillus

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Aspergillus

[‚as·pər′jil·əs]
(mycology)
A genus of fungi including several species of common molds and some human and plant pathogens.
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Production of xylolytic enzymes by Aspergillus fumigatus. Transactions of the British Mycological Society.
Molecular typing and colonization patterns of Aspergillus fumigatus in patients with cystic fibrosis.
Screening of Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus fumigatus strains for extracellular protease enzyme production.
Interferon-a and dexamethasone decreased interleukin-10 expression of the Aspergillus fumigatus stimulated dendritic cells
Vertebral osteomyelitis due to Aspergillus fumigatus in a patient with chronic granulomatous disease successfully treated with antifungal agents and interferon-gamma.
From five identified species, Aspergillus flavus was the most common species found in this study (n = 14), followed by Aspergillus fumigatus (n = 13), Candida albicans (n = 10), Cryptococcus neoformans (n = 3), and Candidaparapsilosis (n = 2).
Bar diagram showing distribution of study participants according to fungal organism Fungal organisms isolated from the patients Group 1 Group 2 Aspergillus niger 36.70% 63.30% Aspergillus fumigatus 30% 15% Aspergillus flavus 11.70% 3.30% Candida albicans 6.70% 1.70% Non candida albicans 5% 5% No growth 10% 10% Note: Table made from bar graph.
Over the past years, the IL-1 cytokines, particular IL-1B, have been studied for their role in the antifungal host response against Aspergillus fumigatus infection.
Infectious workup was positive for Aspergillus fumigatus IgG, Aspergillus galactomannan antigen (Ag), Histoplasma Ag, Fungitell, and Blastomyces antibody (Ab).