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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-25

Spectrum of Misdiagnosis of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Mycosis: Case Reports


Department of Respiratory Medicine, Military Hospital, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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Sandeep Rana
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Military Hospital, Dehradun 248003, Uttarakhand
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jacp.jacp_4_17

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Allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis (ABPM) is most commonly seen in cystic fibrosis and bronchial asthma. Most of patients are misdiagnosed at initial outpatient department visit due to low suspicion, lack of awareness of entity and similarity in clinical symptoms and radiological findings with other common pulmonary diseases. Pulmonary tuberculosis is the most common entity diagnosed, and anti-tubercular treatment is the most commonly abused chemotherapy. Careful history taking, astute initial examination and awareness may help in curbing wrong diagnosis and treatment. This article present two cases of ABPM who were initially misdiagnosed as pulmonary tuberculosis and carcinoma lung, respectively.


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