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Airway Obstruction in a Cancer Patient: Is it Always Cancer?

[ Vol. 15 , Issue. 4 ]

Author(s):

Nicholas Hinds*, Amit Borah, Kathy Morrow, Jeffrey Hoag and Emil Abramian   Pages 306 - 308 ( 3 )

Abstract:


Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) is a common hypersensitivity to Aspergillus sp. that is well described in the literature. The populations most susceptible to developing this reaction are asthmatics and patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). The presenting symptoms can vary as ABPA is rarely described in otherwise normal individuals, however, in patients with an underlying familial predisposition to atopy, it can be seen. This case illustrates the importance of how ABPA can affect a patient who does not fit into a typical phenotypic profile.

Keywords:

Airway obstruction, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA).

Affiliation:

Drexel University College of Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Comprehensive Care and Research Center, Philadelphia, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Comprehensive Care and Research Center, Philadelphia, Drexel University College of Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Drexel University College of Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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