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Pulmonary aspergillosis - allergic bronchopulmonary type

  • Alternative Names

    Aspergillosis - allergic bronchopulmonary; Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis; ABPA


    Treatment

    Allergic aspergillosis is treated with steroids such as prednisone. The antifungal antibiotic itraconazole can also be helpful. People with asthma should also continue their usual treatments.


    Support Groups


    Expectations (prognosis)

    People usually get better with treatment, over time. Relapses requiring repeat treatment are common.


    Complications
    • Bronchiectasis (permanent scarring of the small sacs in the lungs)
    • Mucous plugs
    • Permanent airway obstruction
    • Respiratory failure

    Calling your health care provider

    Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of this disorder.

    Call your health care provider if breathing becomes more difficult. Severe breathing difficulty is an emergency.