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Development of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis with central bronchiectasis over a 10-year period: the need to recheck allergen sensitization.

[allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis]

A 55-year-old woman visited our hospital for an investigation of central bronchiectasis, mucoid impaction and infiltrative shadows on chest CT. She had a 10-year history of bronchial asthma; however, her adherence to treatment was poor. Based on the presence of peripheral blood eosinophilia and immediate cutaneous reactivity to Aspergillus fumigatus, the patient was clinically diagnosed with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Her condition and CT findings improved with systemic corticosteroid therapy. It was found that the patient had not been sensitized to Aspergillus 10 years earlier, indicating that single testing is inadequate for the early diagnosis of this disease.