Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2012, Vol 10, Num, 3     (Pages: 149-152)

A case of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis with atypical clinical presentation

Sebahat AKOĞLU GENÇ 1, Burçin ÖZER 2, Cenk BABAYİĞİT 1, Ali BALCI 3, Sinem KARAZİNCİR 4, Nursel DİKMEN 1,

1 Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, Turkey
2 Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, Turkey
3 Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, Turkey
4 Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey

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Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a common hypersensitivity reaction to Aspergillus fumigatus in patients with asthma or cystic fibrosis. It is rarely reported in patients without asthma. We hereby presented an ABPA case with an atypical clinical presentation and high attenuation mucoid impaction. Our aim is to emphasize that ABPA can occur with atypical clinical findings.

Keywords : ABPA, asthma, Aspergillus fumigatus