Your browser does not support javascript:   Search for gard hereSearch for news-and-events here.

Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis


Other Names for this Disease
  • ABPA
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis
  • Aspergillosis, allergic bronchopulmonary
  • Hinson-Pepys disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.

Overview

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is an allergic lung reaction to a type of fungus (Aspergillus fumigatus).[1][2] Symptoms vary, but may include wheezing, bronchial hyperreactivity, hemoptysis, productive cough, low-grade fever, malaise, and weight loss.[2][3] It is more common in people who have asthma or cystic fibrosis.[1][2] The recommended treatment for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is itraconazole, a prescription antifungal medication. Oral corticosteroids, like prednisone, may also be helpful.[2][3] The clinical course of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is variable. Many people with this condition can be stabilized for long periods when treated. However, only about 50% of patients achieve long-lasting remission and many require recurrent courses of treatment.[2]
Last updated: 5/21/2015

References

  1. Miles MC, Peters SP. Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis. Merck Manual Consumer Version. http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/lung-and-airway-disorders/asthma/allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis. Accessed 5/21/2015.
  2. Agarwal R. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Orhanet. May 2012; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=en&Expert=1164. Accessed 5/21/2015.
  3. Aspergillosis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). September 8, 2014; http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/aspergillosis/index.html. Accessed 5/21/2015.
GARD Video Tutorials
GARD Video Tutorials
Learn how to find information on treatment, research, specialists, and more.
Contact GARD
Contact GARD
Contact a GARD Information Specialist with your questions about this condition.

Basic Information

  • You can obtain information on this topic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC is recognized as the lead federal agency for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
  • MedlinePlus was designed by the National Library of Medicine to help you research your health questions, and it provides more information about this topic.
  • The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library provides information on this condition for patients and caregivers. 

In Depth Information

  • Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
  • The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
  • Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Other Names for this Disease
  • ABPA
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis
  • Aspergillosis, allergic bronchopulmonary
  • Hinson-Pepys disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.