ABPA (Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis)

Etiology

  • Reaction to chronic aspergillus in lungs (non-invasive)

Risk Factors

  • Bronchiectasis
  • Asthma
  • Cystic fibrosis

Symptoms

  • Sometimes fever
  • Recurrent wheezing, responsive to steroids (can be mistaken for asthma)
  • Cough, increased and colored sputum, SOB
  • Recurrent sinusitis (nasal congestion, discharge)

Physical Exam Findings

  • Wheezing
  • Sometimes fever

Tests