Early Diagnosis Remains Key to Successful Treatment of Deadly Fungal Infection

infectionAspergillosis is an infection cause by Aspergillus, a fungus that is found both indoors and outdoors. People who have lung disease and compromised immune system are at high risk of aspergillosis.

Aspergillosis is linked to other health conditions such as lung infections, allergic reactions, and other infections in other organs of the body.

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of aspergillosis. They acknowledge the improvement of therapies for invasive aspergillosis, a potentially deadly infection.

The new guidelines however emphasize the critical importance of early diagnosis and a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of the condition.

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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS

Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.

It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.