Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

---is underappreciated in asthma patients. Review here. From the abstract:

Because many patients with ABPA may be minimally symptomatic or asymptomatic, a high index of suspicion for ABPA should be maintained while managing any patient with bronchial asthma whatever the severity or the level of control. This underscores the need for routine screening of all patients with asthma with an Aspergillus skin test.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dr. RW,
Do you have any suggestions on how to treat ABPA if the typical treatments are not working? We have tried Sporanox and Prednisolone which seem to have no effect on my son's ABPA. If you have any suggestions we would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you,