Pulmonary cavitation, allergic aspergillosis, asthma and bronchocentric granulomatosis.
- Published Article
- Publication Date
Sep 01, 1977
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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