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ASPERGILLOSIS

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A disease caused by invasion of the lung by the fungus, Aspergillus fumigatus. The infection is acquired by inhalation of air-borne spores of the fungus, which settle and grow in damaged parts of the lung such as healed tuberculous cavities, abscesses, or the dilated bronchi of BRONCHIECTASIS.

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