Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis in Trinidad: A Case Report

Cureus. 2021 Nov 13;13(11):e19527. doi: 10.7759/cureus.19527. eCollection 2021 Nov.


Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is an immunologically mediated disease resulting from a hypersensitivity reaction to Aspergillus fumigatus. ABPA is identified by bronchial asthma, peripheral eosinophilia, high levels of serum immunoglobulin E, pulmonary infiltration, mucoid impaction, and central bronchiectasis. Diagnosing ABPA is important to consider since there are treatment options that are readily available and response to therapy yields positive results. We describe a case of ABPA present in Trinidad, West Indies, which was not described previously in the literature.

PMID:34804747 | PMC:PMC8592292 | DOI:10.7759/cureus.19527

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