What are the possible complications of mold-related allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) and allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis (ABPM)?

Updated: Dec 02, 2020
  • Author: Shih-Wen Huang, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Poorly treated cases gradually develop into stage IV disease, which is steroid dependent. As a result, the patient may develop signs of hypercorticism and metabolic changes. When patients develop stage V disease (fibrosis), the condition is generally considered irreversible. Patients may advance to cor pulmonale, right heart failure, and death.

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