Can You Be Allergic To Birds?

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Definition

Pulmonary aspergillosis is an allergic reaction to a fungus called aspergillus, which causes inflammation of the airways and air sacs of the lungs.


Alternative Names

Aspergillosis - allergic bronchopulmonary; Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis; ABPA


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The aspergillus fungus is common. It can grow on dead leaves, stored grain, bird droppings, compost stacks, and other decaying vegetation.

Although most people are frequently...

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