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World J Clin Cases. Sep 26, 2021; 9(27): 8142-8146
Published online Sep 26, 2021. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v9.i27.8142
Value of eosinophil count in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid for diagnosis of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: A case report
Wei-Yi Wang, Shan-Hong Wan, Yu-Lu Zheng, Ling-Ming Zhou, Hong Zhang, Li-Bin Jiang
Wei-Yi Wang, Hong Zhang, Li-Bin Jiang, Department of Respiratory Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou 310006, Zhejiang Province, China
Shan-Hong Wan, Ling-Ming Zhou, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou 310053, Zhejiang Province, China
Yu-Lu Zheng, Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou 310000, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: Jiang LB and Wang WY performed the postoperative evaluation and diagnosis; Wang WY and Wan SH reviewed the literature and contributed to manuscript drafting; Wan SH, Zheng YL, Zhou LM, and Zhang H collected the medical data; all authors issued final approval for the submitted version.
Supported by Zhejiang Provincial Department of Education, No. Y202045102.
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Corresponding author: Li-Bin Jiang, MD, Chief Doctor, Department of Respiratory Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, No. 54 Youdian Road, Hangzhou 310006, Zhejiang Province, China.
Received: April 10, 2021
Peer-review started: April 10, 2021
First decision: July 5, 2021
Revised: July 15, 2021
Accepted: August 13, 2021
Article in press: August 13, 2021
Published online: September 26, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Peripheral blood eosinophilia rather than eosinophilia in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) has been used as a diagnostic indicator for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). However, in our case, the eosinophil count in peripheral blood was not increased, whereas the eosinophil percentage in BALF reached 60%. We present this case report to explain the value of the eosinophil count in BALF for the diagnosis of ABPA.