Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: the hunt for a diagnostic serological marker in cystic fibrosis patients

Hafen, Gaudenz M; Hartl, Dominik; Regamey, Nicolas; Casaulta, Carmen; Latzin, Philipp (2009). Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: the hunt for a diagnostic serological marker in cystic fibrosis patients. Expert review of molecular diagnostics, 9(2), pp. 157-64. London: Expert Reviews 10.1586/14737159.9.2.157

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The diagnosis of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) in cystic fibrosis patients remains challenging, mainly owing to overlapping symptoms of the underlying lung disease with clinical symptoms of ABPA. In addition, a varying mixture of diagnostic criteria, including clinical status, radiological findings and immunological measurements, has led to confusion and differing recommendations. In order to help simplify as well as standardize the diagnostic criteria for ABPA, different serological markers have been evaluated in the last 20 years and their usefulness has been assessed in many clinical studies. This review presents current diagnostic criteria of ABPA, with a special focus on serum markers supporting the diagnosis and explains why the hunt for a serological marker for ABPA is still ongoing.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Regamey, Nicolas; Casaulta Aebischer, Carmen and Latzin, Philipp

ISSN:

1473-7159

ISBN:

19298139

Publisher:

Expert Reviews

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:03

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:19

Publisher DOI:

10.1586/14737159.9.2.157

PubMed ID:

19298139

Web of Science ID:

000264866600006

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/27178 (FactScience: 104886)

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