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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 402-404

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis presenting with cavitary lesion and simulating a lung abscess


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, J.L.N. Medical College, Ajmer, India
2 Department of Microbiology, J.L.N. Medical College, Ajmer, India

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R Dixit
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, J.L.N. Medical College, Ajmer
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.71848

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A case of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is being described in a 52-year-old female patient who presented with a cavitary lesion on skiagram chest and simulating a lung abscess. Patient responded with the oral corticosteroid therapy with complete resolution of the initial radiographic abnormality. Despite various radiological presentations described in the literature, a lung abscess like presentation in ABPA is very rare and significant, because an early and correct diagnosis by the clinicians will help in early management of these cases to prevent the development of end-stage pulmonary fibrosis.






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