TABLE 5

Contribution of antigen to the diagnosis of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA)

PopulationIntentionInterventionSoRQoERef.Comment
Cavitary or nodular  pulmonary infiltrate in  non-immunocompromised patientsDiagnosis of exclusion of CPAAntigen BALBII[38]Antigen studied in BAL and serum, but not in sputum
Antigen (serum)CII[28, 38, 39]
Antigen (sputum)No data
  • SoR: strength of recommendation; QoE: quality of evidence; BAL: bronchoalveolar lavage.