Fungus ball in a nontuberculosis, nonneutropenic patient

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Abstract

Aspergillus is a ubiquitous, filamentous fungus found in soil and organic debris. Pulmonary aspergillosis generally is linked to the immunocompromised patient, whereas an aspergilloma or fungus ball is more likely to occur in a patient with a history of cavitary tuberculosis. In this clinical vignette, we report the case of a nonneutropenic, nontuberculosis patient with an aspergilloma. Historically, the standard of care in patients with an aspergilloma has been surgical resection; however, in this case we report the use of intracavitary amphotericin B infusion as an alternative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-190
Number of pages2
JournalAdvanced Studies in Medicine
Volume6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Fungus ball in a nontuberculosis, nonneutropenic patient. / Karnath, Bernard; Boyars, Michael.

In: Advanced Studies in Medicine, Vol. 6, No. 4, 04.2006, p. 189-190.

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