Pulmonary Aspergilloma and Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Following the 2018 Heavy Rain Event in Western Japan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

A 16-year-old boy with asthma participated in recovery volunteer work following the 2018 heavy rains in Japan. One month later, he experienced chest pain and dyspnea. Chest computed tomography revealed a cavity with a fungal ball, and Aspergillus fumigatus was detected in his bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. He was treated with voriconazole, but new consolidations appeared rapidly. He also experienced allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. After prednisolone prescription, the consolidations improved; however, his asthma worsened. He underwent partial lung resection to avoid allergens, and his symptoms improved. We must recognize cases of infection after a disaster, especially in patients with chronic respiratory diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-383
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume61
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  • Disaster
  • Pulmonary aspergilloma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Pulmonary Aspergilloma and Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Following the 2018 Heavy Rain Event in Western Japan'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this