chronic necrotizing aspergillosis

chronic necrotizing aspergillosis

an indolent but slowly progressive infection of the lungs in patients with underlying lung disease, caused by aspergillus. Most affected patients have a modest depression of the immune system, caused by diseases such as diabetes.
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Other possible diagnoses, such as invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, chronic necrotizing aspergillosis, and hyper-IgE syndrome are also briefly reviewed.
Rarely, ABPA can convert to one of the other disease entities associated with Aspergillus species, such as invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) or chronic necrotizing aspergillosis (CNPA).

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