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Combined Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis and Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia: A Rare Co-occurrence

Mandeep K Sodhi, Deepak Aggarwal, Kashish Dutta, Varinder Saini

Keywords : Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, Asthma, Filaria, Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia

Citation Information : Sodhi MK, Aggarwal D, Dutta K, Saini V. Combined Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis and Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia: A Rare Co-occurrence. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2022; 64 (4):300-302.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11007-0045

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 05-01-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) and tropical pulmonary eosinophilia (TPE) are common lung diseases presenting with peripheral blood eosinophilia. Although these have been widely reported both from India and outside, simultaneous co-occurrence of the two diseases has not been reported so far. We hereby present a case of an elderly male, a known case of asthma, who was diagnosed to have concurrent ABPA and TPE. Partial clinical response as well as the persistence of eosinophilia after ABPA treatment raised the suspicion that subsequently led to the diagnosis of TPE. The concurrent treatment of both conditions led to satisfactory clinical and serological improvement.

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