Allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis due to Alternaria: Case report and review.

@article{Singh2012AllergicBM,
  title={Allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis due to Alternaria: Case report and review.},
  author={Bhagteshwar Singh and David William Denning},
  journal={Medical mycology case reports},
  year={2012},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={20-3}
}
While allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis and mycosis are well recognised, no cases have been described related to Alternaria spp. Alternaria is a common sensitising fungus in asthmatics and related to thunderstorm asthma. We report a case of an asthmatic who presented with worsening asthma control, mild eosinophilia on high dose inhaled corticosteroids (800 μg/day), a total IgE of 3800 KIU/L, an Alternaria-specific IgE of 21.3 KUa/L and positive skin prick test, negative specific IgE and… CONTINUE READING