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Bronchial asthma with ABPA presenting as PTE

Purnima Aggarwal, Chandrika Azad, Kana R. Jat

Keywords : Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, bronchial asthma, cor pulmonale, pulmonary thrombo-embolism

Citation Information : Aggarwal P, Azad C, Jat KR. Bronchial asthma with ABPA presenting as PTE. Indian J Crit Care Med 2013; 17 (3):188-189.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.117078

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), as a complication of asthma, is rare in children. The persistent and poorly-controlled asthma leading to cor pulmonale is not uncommon in adults but rarely described in the pediatric age group. Here, we report a case of asthma and ABPA complicated by pulmonary thrombo-embolism and cor pulmonale. To the best of our knowledge, such association has never been reported in the pediatric age group.

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