International Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Sciences

International Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Sciences


International Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Sciences
International Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Sciences
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis simulating as lung mass


Dr. Vipul Kumar, Dr. Nitika Garg, Dr. Jyoti Yadav


Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a commonly diagnosed entity in patients with a long standing history of asthma. Patients with ABPA can have diverse radiological manifestations. Very rare cases of ABPA, presenting as lung mass have been reported. We hereby report a case of ABPA in whom a large symptomatic lung mass was the presenting manifestation leading to consideration of lung cancer as a differential diagnosis. The establishment of ABPA as the underlying cause lead to conservative medical treatment, which was followed by complete resolution of the mass like opacity.
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