Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in cystic fibrosis: a secretory immune response to a colonizing organism.


One hundred and seventeen patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) were evaluated for criteria suggestive of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) and atopy. We found positive skin tests to Aspergillus to be more common in patients with CF than comparison groups with asthma or non-specific nasal symptoms. This increased prick skin test reactivity to… (More)


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