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Pulmonary aspergillosis - allergic bronchopulmonary type

  • Alternative Names

    Aspergillosis - allergic bronchopulmonary; Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis; ABPA


    Symptoms
    • Cough may produce brownish plugs or bloody sputum
    • Fever
    • Generalized weakness
    • Wheezing
    • Worsening symptoms of asthma

    Signs and tests
    • Aspergillus antigen skin test
    • Bronchoscopy and transbronchial biopsy
    • CBC with peripheral eosinophil (a type of white blood cell) count
    • Chest x-ray
    • CT scan - chest
    • Lung biopsy (rare)
    • Serum aspergillus antibodies
    • Serum IgG and IgE antibodies
    • Sputum stain and culture for fungus