Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis

Last revised by Jeremy Jones on 20 Sep 2021

Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) is a group of chronic aspergillosis found in non-immunocompromised patients with prior or current lung disease (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, mycobacteriosis or conditions such as diabetes).

It can manifest as several forms 1.

Clinical presentation

Patients usually present with chronic symptoms such as prolonged and relapsing cough, dyspnea and weight loss. Acute symptoms such as hemoptysis and bronchial or pulmonary hemorrhage may however occasionally occur 3.​

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