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Patient AW Nasal polyposysis with asthma and sensitivity to aspergillus.

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This 33 year old woman with severe asthma since childhood and recent nasal obstruction, who did not fulfil the criteria for ABPA, had evidence of skin test sensitisation to Aspergillus. Itraconazole therapy orally improved her pulmonary symptoms and allowed a substantial reduction in the need for oral steroids and inhaled steroids. Nasal polyposis improved slightly, but she still required polypectomy and nasal steroids.

 

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