Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillus

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Definition

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillus is a serious respiratory disorder that is characterized by the allergic reaction of the lungs to a certain type of fungus. This disease occurs mostly in individuals that has cystic fibrosis and asthma, triggering cough, wheezing and in some cases accompanies by fever. If left untreated, this disorder may cause serious lung damage.

Diagnosis

Among the very first indications of this respiratory infection are the initial signs of asthma attacks. Chest x-rays and CT scans will show widened airways and help doctors come up with a more definitive diagnosis.

Treatment

Since these types of fungus are available in practically everywhere, it makes it difficult to avoid. Antiasthma medications are usually prescribed such as cortisteroids as well as allergy shots that are initially given in high doses and gradually lower after some time.

Symptoms and Signs

The symptoms of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillus include wheezing and coughing, fever, malaise, recurrent pneumonia, and worsening of asthma or the existing cystic fibrosis.

Causes

The fungus that triggers this allergic reaction is called aspergillus fumigatus, which usually thrives in decaying vegetation, soil, dusts, food and water. Other identified fungi allergen includes candida, penicillium, helminthosporium, and curvularia, all largely found in the environment.

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