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January 1984

Spontaneous Pneumothorax in Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

Author Affiliations

From the Sections of Allergy-Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago.

Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(1):151-152. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.00350130175029

• A new roentgenographic finding of spontaneous pneumothorax occurred in a patient with well-advanced (stage V) allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). The pneumothorax responded to chest tube evacuation. Patients with well-advanced ABPA and severe chest pain should be carefully examined and treated for pneumothorax, to maintain as much functioning lung as possible.

(Arch Intern Med 1984;144:151-152)