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Aspergillus fumigatus

Référence
BE-A991
Conditionnement
25 tests par kit
Acide Nucléique
ADN
Marquage CE
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Aspergillosis is a generic term for a series of infections caused by the Aspergillus fungus. The Aspergillus fumigatus species is responsible for more than 80% of human aspergillosis cases. The spores of this fungus are in the air around us and we are constantly breathing them in. While they are totally harmless for most people, they can cause various forms of mycosis.

 

Aspergillosis may affect patients whose immune system may be depressed - including those with leukaemia, chemotherapy patients or those taking drugs with steroids, transplant patients, cystic fibrosis, HIV or AIDS, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), granulomatosis, severe asthma with fungal sensitivity (SAFS) and many others.

 

A. fumigatus spores can cause different pathologies such as allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, aspergilloma, aspergillus sinusitis and finally invasive aspergillosis, second cause of death from fungal infection.

 

Early treatment of aspergillosis can significantly reduce complications, especially for invasive aspergillosis which are often fatal (up to 80%).

 

A rapid and sensitive diagnosis is therefore necessary to treat patients as quickly as possible. The introduction of real-time PCR can rapidly highlight a region of DNA of A. fumigatus from samples. This kit provides a result in less than 80 minutes (excluding DNA extraction).