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Eur Radiol. 2003 Aug;13(8):1786-800. Epub 2003 May 29.

Aspergillus in the lung: diverse and coincident forms.

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Department of Radiology, Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP, UK.


Pulmonary disease caused by the fungus Aspergillus has traditionally been regarded as belonging to one of the following, apparently distinct, entities: saprophytic aspergilloma; allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA); and invasive aspergillosis (IPA); which may be further categorised as angioinvasive, acute or chronic airway invasive) [1]. It is not always obvious that there is overlap between these entities, and that in any given patient more than one Aspergillus-related pathological process can co-exist [2]. The aim of this article is to review the clinical and imaging features of the main categories of Aspergillus-related pulmonary disease and, in particular, to highlight the overlap between them.

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