Misdiagnosis of persistent asthma of a patient suffering from acute bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA)

dc.contributor.author Abuzneid, Yousef S.
dc.contributor.author Yaghi, Yasmine
dc.contributor.author Madia, Arein
dc.contributor.author Salhab, Nataly
dc.contributor.author Amro, Naser
dc.contributor.author Abukhalaf, Sadi A.
dc.contributor.author Kharraz, Mohammad
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-18T12:19:54Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-18T12:19:54Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09-12
dc.description.abstract Background: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a condition characterized by an exaggerated immune response (a hypersensitivity response) to the fungus Aspergillus (most commonly Aspergillus fumigatus). ABPA causes airway inflammation that if left untreated can lead to bronchiectasis (an abnormal dilation of the airways) due to the immune system and fungal spores damaging sensitive lung tissues and ultimately leading to scarring. Case presentation: We present a case of a 32-year-old female patient who was misdiagnosed with persistent asthma and treated accordingly for several months until a reexamination was done and a diagnosis of ABPA was concluded. Treatment was altered which led to the successful recovery of the patient. Conclusion: A reevaluation of the patients’ condition was needed to arrive to the correct diagnosis and to put her on the correct treatment as an ABPA patient instead of persistent asthma, concluding that the medical history and physical examination are both of vital significance to stipulate a correct diagnosis. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.alquds.edu/handle/20.500.12213/6500
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Acute bronchopulmonary aspergillosis en_US
dc.subject Asthma en_US
dc.subject Immune response en_US
dc.subject Case report en_US
dc.title Misdiagnosis of persistent asthma of a patient suffering from acute bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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