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IP Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine

Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax- An unusual clinical presentation of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

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Author Details: G. Vishnukanth, D.P. Dwivedi, Jineesh Joseph, A.G. Ravindra, Aneesa Shahul

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2581-4222

Print ISSN : 2581-4214

Article First Page : 93

Article End Page : 95


Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a Th2 hypersensitivity lung disease in response to Aspergillus fumigatus that affects asthmatic and cystic fibrosis patients. Sensitization to A. fumigatus is common in both atopic asthmatic and CF patients, yet only 1-2% of asthmatic and 7–9% of CF patients develop ABPA. We present a case of ABPA in a young female that presented with secondary spontaneous pneumothorax.

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA); Asthma; Cystic fibrosis