Two cases of non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

Respir Med Case Rep. 2016 Dec 19;20:68-71. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2016.12.005. eCollection 2017.


Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a complex hypersensitivity reaction in patients with asthma or cystic fibrosis (CF), which is associated with bronchi colonized by the fungus Aspergillus species, most often Aspergillus fumigatus. ABPA is an important consideration for asthmatics that do not respond to asthma management or with recurrent chest infections and deteriorating lung function in children with cystic fibrosis. We present two cases of non CF bronchiectasis associated with ABPA who presented to our hospital with recurrent hospitalisations of undiagnosed aetiology.

Keywords: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA); Asthma; Bronchiectasis; Cystic fibrosis (CF).

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