Aspergillus fumigatus is a hyaline mold that may cause human disease, including pneumonia and hypersensitivity. The invasive disease is more common in immunocompromised patients. A species of imperfect fungi from which the antibiotic fumigatin is obtained. Its spores may cause respiratory infection in birds and mammals. Asp f 2 is also a major allergen, with sensitisation to this allergen occurring in more than 90% of A. fumigatus-sensitised individuals. Similar to Asp f 1, sensitisation may vary depending on the underlying disease: in a study of 25 patients with ABPA, 96% had IgE antibodies directed against Asp f 2, whereas none of the normal control subjects, or the subjects with allergic asthma who had positive results on the skin-prick test, had a reaction.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Aspergillus Fumigatus. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Aspergillus Fumigatus. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance|