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It is a condition that occurs as a result of allergic reaction to a fungus known as aspergillus fumigatus. It is a form of lung disease.

As per the recent finding, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis can also occur in patients without clinical asthma. [1]

- Not self-treatable
- Not self-diagnosable
- Lab tests or imaging may be required

Ages affected - It can affect any age group.

In a large number of people, the immune system overreacts to the antigens of Aspergillus fungi, which may affect airways and can cause permanent lung damage.

Caused by: It is caused by the fungus aspergillus fumigatus.
Most vulnerable:
● People suffering from asthma
● People suffering from cystic fibrosis

Complications due to Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis can lead to:
● Bronchiectasis
● Atopic dermatitis
● Sinusitis
● Hives
● Allergic rhinitis

Symptoms

Self diagnosable:
● Coughing and sometimes bleeding during coughing
● Difficulty in exercising
● Shortness of breath
● Tightness in chest and pain
People may experience fatigue and fever

Diagnosis and treatment
Diagnosis
Some of the common tests used for diagnosis include X-Ray, CT-Scan, Blood tests to check the presence of allergic reaction, and allergy skin testing.

Treatment

Self-care: Maintaining proper hygiene and taking proper diet can help the patient.

Medicines: The doctor may prescribe corticosteroids, corticosteroid therapy, and oral antifungal to reduce the symptoms of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.

Specialists: For further concern, contact a doctor or a physician. At mfine, you will receive a holistic treatment plan for optimum health.

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