DAVID J. HENDRICK, M.D.
To the editor: May I comment on the paper by Graves and colleagues in the September issue (1) reporting "the first description of a familial occurrence of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in which extensive immunologic studies were done." The point at issue is whether both brothers truly had the disorder in question-if indeed either had. The clinical feature that prompted Hinson and associates (2) to suggest the term allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in their original description of the disorder was a recurring episode of "lobar or segmental collapse and consolidation, first in one part [of serial chest radiographs], then in another and
HENDRICK DJ. Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:265–266. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-2-265
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(2_Part_1):265-266.
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