Hi! I'm new on this website. First of all, I'd like so say sorry for my English because I'm Italian and I'm sure I'm going to make a lot of mistakes.
I need help because my boyfriend (only 27years old) was diagnosed with ABPA last month. It took almost one year to have this diagnosis, nobody was able to say us what was happening. I'm a medical student and I'm getting very anxious about that, also because nobody (doctors) knows ABPA very well in Italy.
He has asthma since he was 14, but he has never had problems with it (NEVER) and he has never taken any medications for it. He also has sinusitis with polyps.
Last year he went in hospital twice for asthma attack and bronchitis, breathless and cough with mucus.
After one year he was diagnosed with ABPA because:
-cough with mucus
-IgE Aspergillus leves high (blood test)
-IgG Aspergillus leves high (blood test)
but NO BRONCHIECTASIS, CT NEGATIVE, TOTAL IGE ONLY 200.
well, I have two questions for you and I really hope someone will answer.
1. is it possible to have ABPA without having bronchiectasis?
2. now he is pretty good ( taking prednisone and inhalers) but he has stopped doing sport and travel. we are so young and I'm worried about our future. will he be able to do everything? we have a lot of projects: work, travel a lot, do sport together etc..
thanks for reading