What is it about?
From French hospital administrative database, we describe the epidemiology of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis in France from 2009 to 2018. The mortality rates is 45% at 5 years. This poor prognosis is correlated to underlying pulmonary diseases (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, emphysema, fibrosis, or lung cancer) and general conditions (malnutrition, age over 65 years, male gender).
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Why is it important?
This study is the largest published cohort, including more than 17,000 patients in France. Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis is an emerging disease, with a poor prognosis. In a low tuberculosis incidence country, this infection occurs in patients with multiple comorbidity worsening patient's prognosis.
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This page is a summary of: Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis: prevalence, favouring pulmonary diseases and prognosis, European Respiratory Journal, January 2021, European Respiratory Society (ERS), DOI: 10.1183/13993003.03345-2020.
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