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Pulmonary aspergilloma

  • Alternative Names

    Fungus ball; Mycetoma; Aspergilloma


    Many patients have no symptoms. When symptoms do develop, they can include:

    • Chest pain
    • Cough
    • Coughing up blood
    • Fatigue
    • Fever
    • Unintentional weight loss

    Signs and tests
    • Blood test for presence of aspergillus in the body (galactomannan)
    • Blood test to detect antibodies to aspergillus (serum precipitins for aspergillus)
    • Bronchoscopy or bronchoscopy with lavage
    • Chest CT
    • Chest x-ray
    • Sputum culture