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Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-398X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6387

Case Report

Airway Obstruction in a Cancer Patient: Is it Always Cancer?

Author(s): Nicholas Hinds*, Amit Borah, Kathy Morrow, Jeffrey Hoag and Emil Abramian

Volume 15, Issue 4, 2019

Page: [306 - 308] Pages: 3

DOI: 10.2174/1573398X15666190628105436


Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) is a common hypersensitivity to Aspergillus sp. that is well described in the literature. The populations most susceptible to developing this reaction are asthmatics and patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). The presenting symptoms can vary as ABPA is rarely described in otherwise normal individuals, however, in patients with an underlying familial predisposition to atopy, it can be seen. This case illustrates the importance of how ABPA can affect a patient who does not fit into a typical phenotypic profile.

Keywords: Airway obstruction, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), patient, antigen, pulmonary function testing.

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