Human immunodeficiency virus and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: Case report and review of literature

Panagis Galiatsatos, Michael T. Melia, Leann L. Silhan

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Abstract

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) results from a hypersensitivity response to airways colonization with Aspergillus fumigatus, and it occurs most often in individuals with asthma or cystic fibrosis. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is an indolent, but potentially progressive, disease in patients. In patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), ABPA is rare, and its description in the literature is limited to case reports. We describe the occurrence of ABPA in a 37-year-old woman with well controlled HIV infection. This represents the first documented case of ABPA in an HIV-infected patient whose only pulmonary comorbidity included the ramifications of prior acute respiratory distress syndrome due to Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia. We also review prior case reports of ABPA in HIV-infected patients and consider risk factors for its development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • HIV infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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