Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis with aspergilloma mimicking fibrocavitary pulmonary tuberculosis

Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol. 1996 Jun;14(1):5-8.


A 47-year-old male, who presented with chronic fibrocavitary pulmonary disease, had received three courses of antituberculous therapy over a period of 17 years without relief. Four years prior to referred he had developed hemoptysis and rhinitis. Evaluation of the patient led to the diagnosis of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis with coexistent aspergilloma, a rather uncommon association. Both his pulmonary and nasal symptoms showed a remarkable response to treatment with oral prednisolone. However, the possibility of concomitant allergic Aspergillus sinusitis remained open as the patient refused to undergo any invasive procedure.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aspergillosis, Allergic Bronchopulmonary / diagnosis*
  • Aspergillosis, Allergic Bronchopulmonary / drug therapy
  • Asthma / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung / pathology
  • Male
  • Prednisolone / therapeutic use
  • Radiography
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / diagnosis*


  • Prednisolone