Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) is an allergic or hypersensitive reaction to a fungus known as Aspergillus fumigatus. This is a kind of fungi that are found in the soil. The immune system of certain overreacts to the antigens of Aspergillus fumigatus found in the lungs. This may damage the airways and result in permanent lung damage.
ABPA most commonly affects people with asthma or cystic fibrosis. Many people with ABPA also suffer from allergic conditions such as:
- Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
- Urticaria (Hives)
- Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)