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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-87

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis misdiagnosed as pneumonia


1 Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Departments of Pulmonology, Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 NRI Academy of Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Tarun Kumar Suvvari
Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/mjhs.mjhs_16_21

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Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a fungal infection of lung predisposing in long-standing bronchial asthma and cystic fibrosis patients. Due to its similar clinical and radiological findings of other pulmonary diseases such as pulmonary tuberculosis and pneumonia, ABPA is commonly misdiagnosed. The usage of anti-tubercular drugs for ABPA is exploited due to misdiagnosis. We illustrate a case of ABPA, which was misdiagnosed to be pneumonia.


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