Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis progressing to allergic granulomatosis and angiitis (Churg-Strauss syndrome)

Am Rev Respir Dis. 1988 May;137(5):1226-8. doi: 10.1164/ajrccm/137.5.1226.


A 50-yr-old woman had a right upper lobectomy that revealed the pathologic changes of eosinophilic pneumonia and mucoid impaction. In the mucus plug within the segmental bronchus, aspergillus was demonstrated by direct staining. A diagnosis of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis was made. After a latent period of 17 yr, she presented with the clinicopathologic features of the Churg-Strauss Syndrome. The putative role of aspergillus in the etiology of this syndrome is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aspergillosis, Allergic Bronchopulmonary / complications*
  • Aspergillosis, Allergic Bronchopulmonary / pathology
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome / etiology*
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung / pathology
  • Muscles / pathology