Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis masquerading as invasive pulmonary aspergillosis.

@article{Coop2004AllergicBA,
  title={Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis masquerading as invasive pulmonary aspergillosis.},
  author={Christopher Albert Coop and Ronald W England and James M. Quinn},
  journal={Allergy and asthma proceedings},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={263-6}
}
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a noninvasive complex hypersensitivity reaction that occurs in immunocompetent patients with asthma. Aspergillus can invade and disseminate, but this more commonly occurs in severely immunocompromised patients receiving high-dose corticosteroids. We report the case of a 13-year-old immunocompetent male patient with moderate persistent asthma who appeared to have invasive pulmonary aspergillosis on radiographic studies. With further evaluation… CONTINUE READING

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