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By Roberto Garay-Cabada Pediatrics , Fellow in pediatric Pulmonology
John Farrant, Henry Brice, Stephen Fowler, Robert Niven
BACKGROUND: Fungal sensitisation is an important factor in severe asthma, not only for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) but also the more recently described severe asthma with fungal sensitisation (SAFS). It is not known whether these diseases are driven by the presence of airway fungal colonisation. We aimed to determine if both SAFS and ABPA were associated with airway isolation of Aspergillus fumigatus and whether the frequency of isolation changed following anti-fungal treatment...
September 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Chris Kosmidis, David W Denning
The clinical presentation of Aspergillus lung disease is determined by the interaction between fungus and host. Invasive aspergillosis develops in severely immunocompromised patients, including those with neutropenia, and increasingly in the non-neutropenic host, including lung transplant recipients, the critically ill patients and patients on steroids. A high index of suspicion is required in patients without the classical risk factors as early presentation is usually silent and non-specific, pyrexia uncommon and timely treatment is crucial for survival...
July 2015: Postgraduate Medical Journal
Ritesh Agarwal
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is an immunologic pulmonary disorder caused by hypersensitivity to Aspergillus fumigatus. Clinically, a patient presents with chronic asthma, recurrent pulmonary infiltrates, and bronchiectasis. The population prevalence of ABPA is not clearly known, but the prevalence in asthma clinics is reported to be around 13%. The disorder needs to be detected before bronchiectasis has developed because the occurrence of bronchiectasis is associated with poorer outcomes. Because many patients with ABPA may be minimally symptomatic or asymptomatic, a high index of suspicion for ABPA should be maintained while managing any patient with bronchial asthma whatever the severity or the level of control...
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