Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a condition characterised by an exaggerated response of the immune system (a hypersensitivity response) to . Aspergillosis is an infection caused by the fungus Aspergillus. Aspergillosis describes a large number of diseases involving both infection and growth of fungus. Aspergillus ingresa en el cuerpo cuando se inhalan las esporas (“se- millas”) fúngicas. Aspergilosis broncopulmonar alérgica (ABPA): una afección parecida.
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[Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis].
Aspergillosis describes a large number of diseases involving both infection and growth of fungus as well as allergic responses. Aspergillosis can occur in a variety of organs, both in humans and animals.
The most common sites of infection are the respiratory apparatus lungs, sinuses and these infections can be:. Predominantly it affects asthma patients, those with cystic fibrosis CF and patients with bronchiectasis. ABPA often presents with shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing. The symptoms are similar to those of asthma: Some patients cough up brown-coloured plugs of mucus.
The diagnosis can be made by chest X-ray aspergillsis with sputum, skin and blood tests. Lung infiltrates are often seen on X-ray or CT scan. In the long term ABPA can lead to permanent lung damage fibrosis if left untreated.
Oral, long-term, high-dose steroids are the usual method of management and the condition responds well to glucocorticoids. Inhaled steroids are ineffective.
Itraconazole an antifungal drug has been shown to be of benefit when used asprrgilosis conjunction with steroids and longer term it may reduce the dosage of steroids required for ABPA treatment. Our most recent newsletters since August can be found here.
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