The prevalence of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in patients with asthma, determined by serologic and radiologic criteria in patients at risk

H. J. Schwartz*, P. A. Greenberger

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Abstract

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, a hitherto uncommon but potentially crippling complication of asthma, occurs at an unknown prevalence in the United States. Using both modern serologic criteria complete with a history of asthma and radiologic findings, we were able to make the diagnosis of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in 28 of 100 consecutive patients with asthma who had immediate cutaneous reactivity to Aspergillus fumigatus and who were seen in an outpatient setting. Problems associated with use of less comprehensive criteria for this diagnosis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-142
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
Volume117
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1991

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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