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Pulmonary Aspergilloma

Pulmonary Aspergilloma
Biljana Lazovic, Zoran Stajic, Biljana Putnikovic
Med Arh. 2012; 66(6): 420-422

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Abstract

Introduction: Aspergillosis is a serious pathologic condition caused by Aspergillus organisms and is frequently seen in immunocompromised patients. Aspergillus species causes a variety of pulmonary diseases such as saphrophyticus (aspergilloma/mycetoma), hypersensitivity reaction (allergic bronhopulmonary), semi- invasive (chronic necrotizing) and angioinvasive aspergillosis. Case report: We report a case of pulmonary aspergilloma (PA) in 38 years old patient who was previously healthy with complaints of fever and hemoptysis. PA was diagnosed radiologically and confirmed by serology. Conclusion: Oral itraconazole was administered. The patient responded well to the treatment with improvement in his systemic symptoms and regression of the pulmonary lesions.

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