Definition of aspergillosis in English:



  • A condition in which certain fungi infect the tissues. It most commonly affects the lungs, owing to inhalation of spores from moldy hay, and is then informally called farmer's lung.

    • ‘Rarer conditions include aspergillosis (a serious lung infection) and cryptococcal meningitis (infection causing swelling in the brain, which can be life threatening).’
    • ‘There is not sufficient evidence to generally recommend treatment of an Aspergillus-postive sputum culture in the absence of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.’
    • ‘The malabsorption syndrome; secondary to chronic diarrhea, was explained as a result of aspergillosis of the stomach.’
    • ‘The disease includes pneumonia and aspergillosis.’
    • ‘In an immune-compromised patient, invasive aspergillosis is a devastating disease that can present in this fashion and often eludes diagnosis.’
    • ‘Pulmonary aspergillosis may present with fever, cough or sinusitis.’
    • ‘Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis was first reported by Hinson et al in 1952.’
    • ‘Invasive aspergillosis is confined to the lungs in the majority of cases, but sinusitis and central nervous system involvement also occur with some frequency.’
    • ‘During the course of our patient's treatment, multiple positive bacterial cultures and delayed growth of fungal organisms caused difficulty in making a timely diagnosis of aspergillosis.’
    • ‘In due course, the research will help to develop drugs to treat aspergillosis and prevent the fungus from growing and spreading.’
    • ‘Symptoms of invasive aspergillosis are nonspecific and include fever, cough, pleuritic chest pain, and hemoptysis.’
    • ‘Of these, one case with pulmonary aspergillosis and one case with atelectasis (due to acute hemorrhage) were confirmed.’
    • ‘Endobronchial aspergillosis is uniquely encountered in the lung transplant population, with an observed frequency of about 5%.’
    • ‘Two patients died later from disseminated aspergillosis on Day 10 and from splenic rupture on Day 57, respectively.’
    • ‘Diagnoses included small cell and non-small cell lung cancer and invasive aspergillosis.’
    • ‘Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis occurs in cases of atopic asthma and may result in important lung disease.’
    • ‘No subjects reported a history of clinically demonstrable tuberculosis or allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis as defined by the criteria of Rosenberg and colleagues.’
    • ‘Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is most often a complication of asthma or cystic fibrosis.’
    • ‘Mortality among AIDS patients with cardiac aspergillosis is 100%, despite antifungal therapy.’
    • ‘This species has been reported in a variety of animal and human infections including invasive and systemic disease including aspergillosis of the lungs and/or disseminated aspergillosis.’


Late 19th century: from modern Latin Aspergillus, from aspergillum, + -osis.