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Diagnosis of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: a case-based approach.

[allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis]

ABSTRACT Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is a pulmonary disease occurring in patients with asthma or cystic fibrosis, consequent to a dysregulated immune response to inhaled Aspergillus conidia. The usual presentation is with poorly controlled asthma. Patients may also present with expectoration of mucus plugs, hemoptysis, constitutional symptoms and radiological opacities. Patients may experience smoldering lung destruction despite well-controlled asthma. With emerging data, the diagnostic criteria transcribed by an International Expert Committee in 2013 are the latest evidence-based guidelines. Herein, we utilize a case-based approach to elaborate on the diagnosis of this disease. The review intends to provide a lucid understanding of the diagnostic process for the expert as well as the primary physician, involved in management of this enigmatic disorder.

Diseases presenting "hemoptysis" symptom

  • allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  • lymphangioleiomyomatosis

This symptom has already been validated