Background: Non-Aspergillus allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis is rare and represents a challenge concerning diagnosis and therapy. We present the cases of a 7 year old girl with FEV1 120-147% predicted, pseudomonas negative, atopic predisposition, total IgE 283
Methods: Lung function, serologic and skin tests, imaging and interventions on exposition were used to clarify the diagnosis.
Results: As both siblings were affected and total IgE initially did not rise asthma was suspected; however no steroid inhalation proved ineffective as did a course of oral antibiotics. After 6 weeks of symptoms the girl's IgE rose to 1500
Conclusion: This rare case shows that allergic reactions to rare moulds
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- ERS 26th (2016)