Which physical findings are characteristic of mold-related allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) and allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis (ABPM)?

Updated: Sep 18, 2017
  • Author: Shih-Wen Huang, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Cough, purulent sputum, dyspnea, wheezing, low-grade fever (< 38.5°C), chest pain, hemoptysis, and malaise are common.

In the acute stage, symptoms can be minimal or can be accompanied by occasional crackles. In chronic cases, clubbing, cyanosis, tachypnea, and cor pulmonale are common. In children with cystic fibrosis (CF), ABPA may cause rapid weight loss, lethargy, fever, and productive cough.


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