Bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, Aspergilloma and Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
This section deals with the clinical conditions
bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, aspergilloma and hypersensitivity
pneumonitis, listing the relevant immunological tests, together
with a short explanation of their use.
Relevant immunological tests: Aspergillus
In bronchopulmonary aspergillosis and
aspergilloma a mixture of IgE and IgG antibodies are usually
present. Bronchopulmonary aspergillosis can be caused by species
other than A. fumigatus.
In allergic rhinitis and asthma, where
aspergillus is the relevant allergen, IgE antibodies dominate.
In hypersensitivity pneumonitis, IgG antibodies
are usually present alone. IgG antibodies, without IgE antibodies
can also be seen in some cases of sub acute invasive
IgG antibodies are infrequent in healthy
Aspergillus antibodies are not a recommended test for the
investigation of the majority of cases of invasive aspergillosis in
(Last updated October 8th