Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax in a patient of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: an unusual presentation

Shivali Sandal, Surender Kumar


Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a complex immunologic pulmonary disorder caused by hypersensitivity to fungus, Aspergillus fumigates. It clinically manifests with non-specific respiratory and systemic symptoms. ABPA is typically seen in patients with long-standing asthma or cystic fibrosis. Pleural involvement in ABPA is uncommon and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax is very rare. Herein, we report a case of 33 years old male patient presented with dyspnoea, low grade fever and productive cough. High Resolution Computed tomography (HRCT) scan of thorax was suggestive of ABPA with secondary pneumothorax.



Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, Aspergillus fumigates, High resolution computed tomography, Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax

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