Allergic Aspects of Aspergillosis
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- Knutsen, A.P. Curr Fungal Infect Rep (2013) 7: 334. doi:10.1007/s12281-013-0153-y
Aspergillus species and principally A. fumigatus cause a spectrum of pulmonary diseases depending on underlying host genetic risk factors. These include invasive aspergillosis, hypersensitivity lung disease, allergic asthma, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, and mycetomas. These disorders, pathogenesis and host risk factors will be discussed.