Definition of Aspergillosis

1. Noun. Severe respiratory disease of birds that takes the form of an acute rapidly fatal pneumonia in young chickens and turkeys.

Exact synonyms: Brooder Pneumonia
Generic synonyms: Animal Disease

2. Noun. An opportunistic infection by a fungus of the genus Aspergillus; characterized by inflammation and lesions of the ear and other organs.
Generic synonyms: Opportunistic Infection

3. Noun. Disease especially in agricultural workers caused by inhalation of Aspergillus spores causing lumps in skin and ears and respiratory organs.
Generic synonyms: Disease

Definition of Aspergillosis

1. Noun. (medicine) Any of various infections by fungi of the genus ''Aspergillus'' that cause granulomatous lesions ¹

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Definition of Aspergillosis

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Medical Definition of Aspergillosis

1. A fungal (Aspergillus) infection in the tissues marked by inflammatory granulomatous lesions. This infection may affect the lungs, ear canal, skin or the mucous membranes of the eye, nose or urethra. May cause pulmonary aspergillosis in individuals with asthma. More common in the immunocompromised individual (AIDS). Symptoms of disseminated disease include cough, haemoptysis, weight loss, wheezing, fever, chills, haematuria and decreased urine output. Treatment is with amphotericin B. Not transmissible from human to animals or animals to human. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Aspergillosis

aspergillic acid
aspergillosis (current term)
aspergillosis precipitin
aspergillus antigen skin test
aspergillus flavus
aspergillus fumigatus
aspergillus nidulans
aspergillus niger
aspergillus nuclease s1
aspergillus ochraceus
aspergillus oryzae

Literary usage of Aspergillosis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Pathology and Differential Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases of Animals by Veranus Alva Moore (1916)
"The term aspergillosis has been given to the morbid changes or diseases in different species of mammals and birds caused by the genus Aspergillus. ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1912)
"The only satisfactory treatment is early excision or, in later stages, amputation of the foot. VI. aspergillosis Bennett in 1842 described the parasite from ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"(Kolle & Wassermann). 2. Aufl. Jena, 1913, v, 1-154. (a) Human aspergillosis The infection is met with in diabetes and in ..."

4. Microbiology: A Text-book of Microörganisms, General and Applied by Charles E. Marshall (1921)
"... aspergillosis.—The fungus disease of the lungs and air cells of birds is quite uniformly attributed to ..."

5. Diseases of the Bronchi, Lungs, and Pleura by Frederick Taylor Lord (1915)
"PULMONARY aspergillosis. UNDER this heading may be included cases of pulmonary infection with one or another species of the genus Aspergillus. ..."

6. Diseases of the Lungs by Robert Hall Babcock (1907)
"... treatment and arouse hope of cure, but the tendency of the disease to creep onward will be ultimately demonstrated. II. aspergillosis This disease ..."

7. Poultry Diseases and Their Treatment by Maine Agricultural Experiment Station, Maynie Rose Curtis, Frank Macy Surface (1911)
"... recommends rubbing the legs with tincture of arnica and adding y2 teaspoonful of tincture of nux vomica to each quart of drinking water. aspergillosis ..."

8. Manual of Microbiologic Monitoring of Laboratory Animals edited by Kim Waggie (1994)
"aspergillosis and aspergilloma are illnesses in which there is no tissue invasion ... In infected animals with invasive aspergillosis, however, serologie or ..."

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