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Int. Rev. Allergol. Clin. Immunol. Family Med., 2017, XXIII/2: 064-066 Maximize

Int. Rev. Allergol. Clin. Immunol. Family Med., 2017, XXIII/2: 064-066

Title: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis – a case report 

Authors: Kuklińska B, Moniuszko-Malinowska A, Czupryna P, Zajkowska J, Pancewicz S, Mróz R. 

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03-02-2017

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Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis – a case report


Kuklińska B1, Moniuszko-Malinowska A2, Czupryna P2, Zajkowska J2, Pancewicz S2, Mróz R1.

Medical University in Białystok, Poland: 1Department of Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis; 2Department of Infectious Diseases and Neuroinfections

Int Rev Allergol Clin Immunol Family Med, 2017; Vol. 23, No. 2, 064

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a complex hypersensitivity reaction in response to colonization of the airways with Aspergillus fumigatus that occurs almost exclusively in patients with asthma or cystic fibrosis (CF). The patient with ABPA disease has no specific symptoms and therefore might be misdiagnosed.
A case report
. We described a case of patient, who was treated because of long-lasting cough with no improvement after multi antibiotic treatment and was suspected of neoplastic disease. Finally ABPA was diagnosed. After treatment with steroids and itraconazole significant improvement was observed.
Conclusions
. We conclude, that although ABPA is not a frequent disease it should be included in the diagnostic algorithm of nonspecific symptoms of respiratory tract.

Key words: allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, Aspergillus fumigatus