SESSION TITLE: Allergy - Asthma Slide
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
PURPOSE: Aim of this study is to identify prevalence and clinical characteristic of fungal sensitization and Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) in Thai severe asthma patients.
METHODS: Cross sectional study was conducted from August 2014 to December 2015 in severe asthma patients. Severe asthma was defined by having clinical significant exacerbation in past year and/or fixed airflow obstruction. Blood for eosinophils count, serum total IgE, and specific IgE (sIgE) for Aspergillus fumigatus skin prick test (SPT) for aeroallergen, exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) were done. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of chest was performed.