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Table 1 Cases of unilateral lung collapse secondary to ABPA reported in the literature [9,10,11,12,13,14, 26, 27]

From: Total unilateral pulmonary collapse secondary to allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: a case series of an unusual cause of complete atelectasis

Reference
(first author, journal, year)
Patient’s age and underlying condition Diagnosis of ABPA Mechanic mold removal Treatment
Brueton, Arch Dis Child, 1980 ♂ 2 years old
Cystic fibrosis
Skin prick test + 
Specific and total IgE
Eosinophil count
Af precipitins -
FB: no mucus plug Oral corticosteroids
♂ 6 years old
Cystic fibrosis
Sputum: culture + 
skin prick test + 
Total IgE (500 IU/L)
Eosinophil count
Specific IgG + 
FB: copious brown sputum aspirated from the right main bronchus Physiotherapy and nebulized disodium
cromoglycate and salbutamol
Berkin, BMJ, 1982 ♀ 60 years old
Cured pulmonary tuberculosis
BW: culture + 
skin prick test + 
Eosinophil count
Specific IgG + 
FB Physiotherapy
♂ 74 years old
No history of respiratory disease
BW: culture + 
skin prick test + 
Eosinophil count
Specific IgG + 
Unsuccessful Physiotherapy
Flucytosine
Bhagat, J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1993 ♀ 38 years old
Left lower lobectomy for severe hemoptysis (aspergilloma in a bronchiectatic cavity)
Total IgE (250 IU/L)
Eosinophil count
Positive type I and III tuberculin skin test
Af precipitins + 
Unsuccessful twice Prednisolone
Nomura, Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi, 1998 ♂ 29 years old
Asthma
BW: culture + 
skin prick test + 
Specific and total IgE
Eosinophil count
Specific IgG + 
Unsuccessful Fluconazole
Systemic and inhaled steroids
Agarwal, Mycoses, 2009 ♀ 22 years old
No history of respiratory disease
BW: culture + 
Specific and total IgE
Eosinophil count
Specific IgG + 
RB Steroids
Braude, Intern Med J, 2011 ♀ 85 years old
No history of respiratory disease
BW: culture + 
Specific and total IgE
Eosinophil count
Specific IgG + 
FB Intravenous hydrocortisone
Ghosh, BMJ, 2012 ♀ 68 years old
No history of respiratory disease
Af in the bronchial biopsy
Eosinophil count
Inefficient Steroids
Itraconazole
Kumar, Pneumonol Alergol Pol, 2015 ♂ 45 years old
Asthma
BW: culture + 
Positive skin prick test
Specific and total IgE
Eosinophil count
Specific IgG + 
MD Steroids
LABA
♂ 62 years old
No history of respiratory disease
MD Steroids
Itraconazole
  1. BW: bronchial wash, LABA: long-acting beta2 agonists, RB: rigid bronchoscopy, FB: flexible bronchoscopy, MD: missing data