bronchocentric granulomatosisA condition characterised by granulomatous replacement of mucosa with eosinophilia and sometimes angiitis, due either to a fungal—allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis—or tuberculosis reaction, or hypersensitivity to various antigens.
Young, ± age 22 years. Patients typically present with asthma and eosinophilia, neither of which is commonly seen in older patients.
bronchocentric granulomatosisChest medicine A condition characterized by a granulomatous replacement of mucosa with eosinophilia and sometimes angiitis, due either to a fungal–allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis–or TB reaction or hypersensitivity to various antigens Age grouping Young–± age 22 yrs, typical Sx of asthma and eosinophilia; older group with neither Clinical Progressive dyspnea, cough, hemoptysis, malaise, fever; cavities may result from lung abscesses, cavitated granulomas, distended bronchi; 75% of BGs are unilateral, and more common in upper lobes Imaging Lobar and segmental consolidation and atelectasis, irregular masses, linear opacities, shadows due to abnormal bronchi, mucoid impaction. See Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.
bron·cho·cen·tric gran·u·lo·ma·to·sis(brong'kō-sen'trik gran'yū-lō'mă-tō'sis)
A severe form of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.