Arch Bronconeumol 2017 Sep 21;53(9):527-528. Epub 2017 Mar 21.
Sección de Neumología, Hospital General San Jorge, Huesca, España. Electronic address:
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Med Mycol 2011 Feb 10;49(2):198-201. Epub 2010 Sep 10.
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA.
Pulmonary mycetomas often occur in fibrocystic sarcoidosis. When this condition is complicated by hemoptysis, definitive surgery is usually precluded because of poor lung function. Intracavitary antifungal therapy has been described for the treatment of symptomatic pulmonary mycetomas. Read More
Intern Med 1998 Dec;37(12):1046-9
Pulmonary Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University.
We report a case of fungus ball due to Pseudallescheria boydii (pseudallescherioma) associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. Direct microscopical examination revealed a fungus with broad septate hyphae resembling Aspergillus and the fungus was identified as P. boydii on culture. Read More
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Department of Human Biopathology, Pathology and Medicine III, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
Pneumothorax caused by the rupture of a mycetoma into the pleural space is rarely reported in patients undergoing intensive cytotoxic therapy for hematologic malignancies. We reviewed 46 episodes of mycetoma that developed in 43 patients undergoing antineoplastic therapy; six (13%) of these episodes were further complicated by the occurrence of pneumothorax that developed after bone marrow recovery with return to normal granulocyte count. Etiologic agents included Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus fumigatus plus Blastoschizomyces capitatus, and Mucor (one case each). Read More