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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 99-101

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis mimicking lung cancer in a nonasthmatic male patient


General Medicine, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Sowmya Gopalan
Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Chennai - 600 116, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-6691.195264

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Presentation of Aspergillus infections of the lung is varied. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is one such presentation in which there is hypersensitivity reaction to Aspergillus antigens. It occurs commonly in asthmatics and patients with cystic fibrosis. We report a case of ABPA in a 55-year-old male initially evaluated for left lung cancer who had never been diagnosed with asthma.


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