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Aspergilloma (Fungus Ball in Lung) Symptoms and Treatment

An Aspergilloma or Mucormycosis, also known as fungus ball, is a clump of fungus which can develop in a cavity in the lung.

Symptoms of Aspergilloma

Fungal Ball in the lung occurs often after Tuberculous infection of the lung. Patients suffering from Aspergilloma or Mucormycosis generally complain of regular cough and at times, blood in the sputum. Sometimes, the blood in the sputum may be massive in amount.

Diagnosis of Aspergilloma

The diagnosis of Mucormycosis is suspected on the basis of clinical history and confirmed by CT scan. Although, many a times patients are prescribed anti-fungal medication, the only cure for Mucormycosis is complete removal of diseased part of the lung.