Aspergillosis: More common, but less deadly
from MedPage Today
The incidence of a life-threatening fungal infection rose about 60 percent over a 10-year period, but mortality fell sharply, researchers reported. The analysis also showed that about half of the patients in the study would previously have been thought to be at low risk for the infection, researchers reported at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. That's something that clinicians should bear in mind when they're considering a possible diagnosis for patients complaining of symptoms associated with aspergillosis, including coughing, wheezing, fever and general feelings of being unwell.
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