Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: evidence of limited tissue invasion

Am Rev Respir Dis. 1975 Feb;111(2):232-6. doi: 10.1164/arrd.1975.111.2.232.

Abstract

The cause of granulomatous parenchymal reaction in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis has been attributed to a hypersensitivity reaction. A case is reported with Aspergillus fumigatus identified in lung tissue, suggesting that the pathologic changes in some cases can be due to limited parenchymal colonization.

MeSH terms

  • Aspergillosis / pathology*
  • Aspergillus fumigatus* / isolation & purification
  • Bronchial Diseases / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / pathology*
  • Middle Aged
  • Prednisone / therapeutic use
  • Respiratory Hypersensitivity / pathology*

Substances

  • Prednisone