Reena Gurung, Author at Neurology Advisor

Reena Gurung

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Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a type of hypersensitivity lung disease caused by an allergic response to Aspergillus fumigatus. Aspergillus lives ubiquitously in the environment as thermotolerant spore forming fungi, found in moisture rich areas such as ceilings, compost piles and household produce and bread. Of the 250 known species of Aspergillus,…

Carcinoid tumor

Carcinoid Tumor I. What every physician needs to know. Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing tumors that originate in the cells of the neuroendocrine system. They are generally asymptomatic. Carcinoid tumors occur most commonly in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, lungs and bronchi. Carcinoid tumors derive from different embryonic divisions of the gut: foregut tumors originate in…

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