- Physician may do/request:
- Other additional tests such as:
- Aspergillus antibody test
- Chest x-ray
- Complete blood count
- CT scan
- Galactomannan: a molecule from the fungus that is sometimes found in the blood
- Immunoglobulin E (IgE) blood level
- Lung function tests
- Sputum stain and culture for Aspergillus
- Tissue biopsy
A fungus ball is usually not treated with antifungal medicines
- unless there is bleeding into the lung tissue.
- In such a case, surgery and medicines are needed.
Invasive aspergillosis is treated with several weeks of an antifungal medicine. It can be given by mouth or IV (into a vein).
- Endocarditis caused by Aspergillusis treated by surgically removing the infected heart valves. Long-term antifungal drugs are also needed.
Allergic aspergillosis is treated with drugs that suppress the immune system (immunosuppressive drugs), such as prednisone.