Late sequelae of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

Paul A. Greenberger*, Roy Patterson, Ann Ghory, John A. Arkins, Thomas Walsh, Terry Graves, James Saker

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Abstract

Seven patients with late sequelae of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) are described. All seven had significant chronic symptoms from asthma. At the time of diagnosis of ABPA all patients had marked irreversible pulmonary function abnormalities; symptoms of chronic bronchitis were present in all. Pulmonary fibrosis was present in six of seven patients. Three patients have died from irreversible lung disease with terminal cardiac failure. Despite the difficulty in establishing an early diagnosis of ABPA, its importance must be emphasized in order to attempt to prevent progression of the disease to severe irreversible and potentially fatal end-stage lung disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-335
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Volume66
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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