Current Fungal Infection Reports

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 334–344

Allergic Aspects of Aspergillosis

Genomics and Pathogenesis (S Shoham, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s12281-013-0153-y

Cite this article as:
Knutsen, A.P. Curr Fungal Infect Rep (2013) 7: 334. doi:10.1007/s12281-013-0153-y


Aspergillus species and principally A. fumigatus cause a spectrum of pulmonary diseases depending on underlying host genetic risk factors. These include invasive aspergillosis, hypersensitivity lung disease, allergic asthma, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, and mycetomas. These disorders, pathogenesis and host risk factors will be discussed.


Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosisABPAAllergic bronchopulmonary mycosisABPMAspergillus chronic bronchitisAspergilloma (mycetoma)Chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosisCCPAChronic fibrosing pulmonary aspergillosisHypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP)Invasive aspergillosis

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Allergy & Immunology, Department of PediatricsSaint Louis UniversitySt. LouisUSA