Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis presenting a glove-finger shadow in radiographic images

J Bras Pneumol. Sep-Oct 2006;32(5):472-5.
[Article in English, Portuguese]

Abstract

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is a lung disease occurring in patients with asthma or cystic fibrosis, triggered by a hypersensitivity reaction to the presence of Aspergillus fumigatus in the airways. We report herein the case of a patient presenting a clinical profile suggestive of asthma and meeting the clinical, laboratory testing and radiological criteria for a diagnosis of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. The importance of such findings is that early diagnosis can reduce the risk of respiratory exacerbations and fibrosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Albuterol / therapeutic use*
  • Aspergillosis, Allergic Bronchopulmonary / diagnosis*
  • Aspergillosis, Allergic Bronchopulmonary / drug therapy
  • Aspergillus fumigatus / immunology*
  • Bronchodilator Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin E / immunology
  • Prednisolone / therapeutic use*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

Substances

  • Bronchodilator Agents
  • Immunoglobulin E
  • Prednisolone
  • Albuterol