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Are children more susceptible to allergic pulmonary aspergillosis?

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Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatric Pulmonology 18 years experience
Not necessarily kids: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa) is a hypersensitivity reaction to a. Fumigatus colonization of the tracheobronchial tree and occurs in conjunction with asthma and cystic fibrosis (cf). 0.25-0.8% of people with asthma and approximately 7% of patients with CF are estimated to have abpa (this includeds kids and adults).
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
ABPA: Unless they are very very young, have an immune deficiency, malignancy or are on long term immunosuppressive therapy, then the answer is a resounding "no".

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A 22-year-old member asked:

Who is more susceptible to pulmonary aspergillosis?

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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Depends: The term pulmonary aspergillosis may refer to actual infection of the lung by aspergillus which usually occurs in patients with depressed immune system. The term can also be an "allergy" to aspergillus which is more common in patient with asthma and cystic fibrosis. A fungus ball of aspergillus is a complication of an old cavity in the lung growing a fungal ball.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Are children more susceptible to invasive pulmonary aspergillosis?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
No...and Yes: Depends on the child and their immune system.....As well as what illnesses or genetic disorders they might be born with. If they are entirely normal, then no, they are not more susceptible.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can allergic pulmonary aspergillosis relapse?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Absolutely: It is classic for recurring bouts. You should speak with your pulmonologist or primary care provider to determine if this is flaring; and what treatment options exist if it is a recurrence.

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