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Pls can u advice what is an allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis? And what test are required to diagnose if one's lung condition is caused by this?
Hypersensitivity: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa) is a condition characterised by an exaggerated response of the immune system (a hypersensitivity response) to the fungus aspergillus (most commonly aspergillus fumigatus). A complete blood count usually reveals eosinophilia more than 10% and there is a raised serum ige more than 1000 ng/ml. There can be cxr findings, + rast skin testing to name a few. ...Read more
What are the tests to evaluate for, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa)
if one has chronic cough and its suspected to be fungi related ?
Xray and blood: The patient with abpa can be diagnosed by a variety of tests including a positive aspergillus titer, an elevated ige and positive skin tests to aspergillus. The chest xray is also usually abnormal. It may be time to see a pulmonologist or allergist. ...Read more
What can I do if i had an allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, anyone know a way to treat this lung disease naturally no steroids?
Treatment indicated: ABPA or allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is a reaction to fungus associated with a very elevated IgE level, characteristic radiographic findings and laboratory tests. There are specific criteria which need to be met to make this diagnosis. The treatment of choice is steroids. Avoiding areas with high airborne fungus ( gardens, open construction sites) will help decrease exposure. ...Read more
No: Lung aspergillosis is a serious infection of the lungs that is often seen in people with compromised local or general immunity. It can easily get spread and became fatal, so i strongly suggest no experiments with any home remedies that may delay effective treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long time: If you are talking about allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, the treatment may be years if not forever. If you are talking about an aspergilloma, the treatment should not extend beyond months depending on the severity. ...Read more
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