Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis


Jamal Zaini

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillorsis (ABPA) is a hypersensitivity disorder induced by a fungus Aspergillus fumigatus in the lung, although the precise mechanism need further exploration, this clinical entity mostly found in difficult asthma or cystic fibrosis with the prevalence around 7-18 % in asthmatics and 5-10% in cystic fibrosis. The diagnosis is based on the presence of a combination of clinical, biological and radiological criteria. Early diagnosis and appropriate therapy could decelerate disease progression. (J Respir Indo. 2013; 33:191-8)

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