Clinical aspects of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.

  title={Clinical aspects of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.},
  author={Paul A. Greenberger},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) is characterized by recurrent pulmonary infiltrates that can result in central bronchiectasis and bronchiolitis obliterans especially if there is a lack of recognition and treatment. The incidence of ABPA is 1-2% in patients with persistent asthma and approximately 7% (range 2-15) in patients with cystic fibrosis. The diagnostic criteria are useful in that there is no single test (with the exception of central bronchiectasis in patients with asthma… CONTINUE READING
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