Treatment for Aspergillosis
Allergic forms of aspergillosis
For allergic forms of aspergillosis such as allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) or allergic Aspergillus sinusitis, the recommended treatment is itraconazole, a prescription antifungal medication. Corticosteroids may also be helpful.
Invasive aspergillosis needs to be treated with prescription antifungal medication, usually voriconazole. Other antifungal medications used to treat aspergillosis include lipid amphotericin formulations, posaconazole, isavuconazole, itraconazole, caspofungin, and micafungin. Whenever possible, immunosuppressive medications should be discontinued or decreased. People who have severe cases of aspergillosis may need surgery.
If you are a healthcare provider, click here to see the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Aspergillosis.
- Page last reviewed: November 14, 2015
- Page last updated: September 7, 2016
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