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Role of IgE in Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

ByPriscilla S. A. Sarinas, Rajinder K. Chitkara

Aspergillus is an ubiquitous, thermotolerant saprophyte with worldwide distribution. This dimorphic fungus derives its name from its resemblance to a brush used for sprinkling holy water (1). It is commonly found in moist soil and decomposing environment. The exposure to Aspergillus spores or conidia is universal and is acquired primarily via the respiratory tract (2).