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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.
License: CC BY-ND 3.0
Published Online: 01-06-2013
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
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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