What is the pathophysiology of mold-related non-aspergillus allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis (ABPM)?

Updated: Sep 18, 2017
  • Author: Shih-Wen Huang, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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The most common cause of ABPM is C albicans. Isolated cases of ABPM caused by other fungi in asthma patients have been described; pathogens included Cladosporium and Curvularia species. ABPM has recently been described in patients with CF. A child with CF was reported to have developed ABPM with Trichosporon beigelii. The disease is the result of types 1, 3, and 4 hypersensitivity reactions.


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