Asthmatic pulmonary eosinophilia is a form of pulmonary eosinophilia which is commonly attributed to Aspergillus fumigatus. Although many cases have not shown any allergen.
Plain radiograph - patterns
- hyperinflation (in acute attacks or chronic severe asthma)
- features of collapse (due to mucous plugging)
- transient pulmonary infiltrates
- may progress to fibrosis and bronchiectasis
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