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

Author(s):

N. Hinds*, A. Borah, J. Hoag and E. Abramian   Pages 1 - 3 ( 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). Presenting symptoms can vary 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 on how ABPA can affect a patient who does not fit the typical phenotypic profile.

Keywords:

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), Airway Obstruction

Affiliation:

Drexel University, College of Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, 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, Comprehensive Care and Research Center, Philadelphia, Drexel University, College of Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Comprehensive Care and Research Center, Philadelphia



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