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Pulmonary cavitation, allergic aspergillosis, asthma and bronchocentric granulomatosis.

Authors
  • Goodman, D H
  • Sacca, J D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chest
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1977
Volume
72
Issue
3
Pages
368–369
Identifiers
PMID: 891291
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Pulmonary cavitation is a rare complication of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in patients with chronic asthma. Such patients frequently manifest mucoid impaction of a bronchus, "central" saccular bronchiectasis and bronchocentric granulomatosis, a specific microscopic pathologic entity. Early recognition of this syndrome in asthmatic patients and vigorous treatment with steroids may obviate surgery.

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