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Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

Overview: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis? What are the typical findings for this disease? Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a hypersensitivity lung disease due to bronchial colonization by Aspergillus fumigatus that occurs in susceptible patients with asthma and cystic fibrosis (CF). ABPA affects approximately 1-2%…

Diagnosis and Management of Transient Hypogammaglobulinemia of Infancy

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy? What are the typical findings for this disease? Transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy (THI) is a relatively common primary immunodeficiency disease that affects infants and young children. THI is characterized by decreased serum immunoglobulin (Ig)G levels with or without…

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