What are the mortality rates for aspergillosis?

Updated: Jan 10, 2019
  • Author: Eloise M Harman, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Invasive aspergillosis is associated with significant mortality, with a rate of 30-95%.

Chronic necrotizing Aspergillus pneumonia has a reported mortality rate of 10-40%, but rates as high as 100% have been noted because it often remains unrecognized for prolonged periods.

Aspergilloma is associated with hemoptysis, which may be severe and life threatening.

ABPA may cause problems with asthma control. Repeated episodes of ABPA may cause widespread bronchiectasis and resultant chronic fibrotic lung disease.


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