Introduction: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis


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Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: Fungal infection of the lungs.

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: In some individuals, exposure to these fungi also can lead to asthma or to a lung disease resembling severe inflammatory asthma called allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. This latter condition, which occurs only in a minority of people with asthma, is characterized by wheezing, low-grade fever, and coughing up of brown-flecked masses or mucus plugs. Skin testing, blood tests, X-rays, and examination of the sputum for fungi can help establish the diagnosis. Corticosteroid drugs are usually effective in treating this reaction; immunotherapy (allergy shots) is not helpful. 1

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1. excerpt from Something in the Air Airborne Allergens: NIAID

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