Thursday, October 21, 2010

and the answer IS.... (ahem. ahem. aaaaahem. wheeeeeeeeze)

Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

The good news here everyone is that I get to add a new acronym!!  Yay!!  APBA!  Nice.  Obscure!!  I'llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll take it!  The little blue letters above will take to you an explanatory link.  You may notice that MY symptoms are essentially listed in a nice orderly fashion in the article.  They may even have copied and pasted from my blog.  (Although I try not to mention the word "sputum" I mean?  Really?  I can't be putting words like that on my blog.  No siree.  Yuck.)  Mike: I can't believe you missed this.  Seriously.  We should be ashamed of ourselves: veterans like us.  Interestingly, it all came to together yesterday when my CF docs at the U started asking about a lab I did weeks ago (said results have evidently been sitting in medical-paper-pile-limbo since) which showed my IgE level over 700.  Apparently the whole thing is pretty conclusive now.  We'll see what a few weeks of steroids will do.


  1. Answers are always a nice thing to get! Hope you get results from the steroids! :)

  2. I am way behind Dara, sorry for the late comment! This is one I should have guessed too! I deal with the same thing, learned about it when my IgE levels where whacky in MN several years back. Never did anything about it other than avoiding moldy areas. Aspergillus is so common too, makes it lots of fun to avoid.

    What word was that you were trying to avoid??? Sputum? LOL! That is funny and yeah I agree. That is word that could be avoided. I found it strangely difficult to keep from putting it in my comment though...

    Glad you got an answer on the whole thing! Now, back to kicking some more CF butt!

    97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"


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