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