MRIMS Journal of Health Sciences

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

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis misdiagnosed as pneumonia


Tarun Kumar Suvvari1, Haider Shaik2, Bhargav Prasad Bathula2, Lakshmi Venkata Simhachalam Kutikuppala4, Sumanth Tangudu3 
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 NRI Academy of Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Tarun Kumar Suvvari
Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Suvvari TK, Shaik H, Bathula BP, Simhachalam Kutikuppala LV, Tangudu S. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis misdiagnosed as pneumonia.MRIMS J Health Sci 2021;9:85-87


How to cite this URL:
Suvvari TK, Shaik H, Bathula BP, Simhachalam Kutikuppala LV, Tangudu S. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis misdiagnosed as pneumonia. MRIMS J Health Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Oct 21 ];9:85-87
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