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Bronchopulmonary eosinophilia

This section deals with the clinical condition bronchopulmonary eosinophilia, listing the relevant immunological tests, together with a short explanation of their use.

Relevant immunological tests

Total IgE, specific IgE to Aspergillus, and Aspergillus precipitins (IgG) should identify cases due to hypersensitivity to the fungus.

Total IgE may be raised in association with parasitic infestation.

A positive ANCA may point to a vasculitic cause (Churg-Strauss).

 

(Last updated October 8th 2014)