Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

Case contributed by Dr Saeed Soltany Hosn


A 50-year-old male with a history of long standing asthma presented with increasing breathlessness for 6 months. Routine blood tests revealed that the patient has eosinophilia.

Patient Data

Age: 50 year
Gender: Male

CT scan shows bronchiectasis associated with bronchial wall thickening predominantly in the anterior segments of the upper lobes, lingula, right middle lobe and both lower lobes. The lungs are also hyperinflated.

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in a 50-year-old man with a history of asthma.

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Case information

rID: 21386
Case created: 19th Jan 2013
Last edited: 17th May 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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