Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Allergic Pulmonary Aspergillosis Overview

Another name for Allergic Pulmonary Aspergillosis is Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis.

What is allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis?
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is a lung condition that is caused by an allergy to a type of fungus, called aspergillus. Aspergillus can also cause a lung infection, called aspergillosis.

What are the symptoms of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis?
Symptoms of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis include wheezing, chronic cough, and occasional fever.

How does the doctor treat allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis?
Treatment for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis includes medications to control wheezing and avoidance of allergic triggers. Corticosteroids and some antifungal medications may also be recommended.

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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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