Aspergillus molds from branched mycelia. They spread through condiospores which are released from mycelia as extremely resistant lasting spores. Aspergillus fumigatus which mainly occurs in hay, grain, rotten plants and bird faeces is the most important agent amongst the 20 human pathogen Aspergillus species. Aspergillosis takes the second rank behind candidiasis as opportunistic invasive fungal infcetions. Generally Aspergillus infecions are airborne. The ubiquitous spread of Aspergilli causes some difficulties to differ between a contamination by commensals and serious infection. They mostly affect pre-damaged tissues in humans. Aspergilli can cause chronical infections of paranasal sinus, eyes or lungs. Three types of lung-aspergillosis can be distinguished: Acute infection (bronchial pneumonia), saprophytic aspergillom (compact hyphae reticulum) and allergic bronchopulmonal aspergillosis (ABPA).
The Immunolab Aspergillus fumigatus IgG/IgA/IgM ELISA kits are quantitative and qualitative tests for the detection of human antibodies in serum and plasma. The separate detection of 3 immunoglobulin classes increases the significance when monitoring the immune response of risk patients
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