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Characteristics of Fungal Sensitization in Thai Severe Asthma

Theerasuk Kawamatawong, MD; Pirun Pukapong, MD; Ticha Rerkpattanapipat, MD; Thitiporn Suwatanapongched, MD
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Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):10A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.013
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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.

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