Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 63(3); 2007 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2007;63(3):278-282.
DOI:    Published online September 1, 2007.
A Case of Pseudomembranous Necrotizing Bronchial Aspergillosis in An Old Age Host.
Seung Eun Lee, Eun Ju Jun, Ju Han Song, Jong Wook Shin, Jae Yeol Kim, In Whon Park, Byoung Whui Choi, Jae Chol Choi, Mee Kyoung Kim
1Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.
2Division of Pathology, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.
Invasive aspergillus tracheobronchitis is uncommon manifestation of infection due to Aspergillus species, occurring in severely immunocompromised patients who are generally neutropenic with haematological diseases, AIDS, or after heart and lung transplantation. The pseudomembranous form is the most severe condition and is usually fatal despite treatment with antifungal agents. However, there are a few cases reported with no apparent severe compromise in the host defences. We encountered a pseudomembranous necrotizing bronchial aspergillosis in a 73-year old male patient, who was treated successfully with antifungal agents.
Key Words: Aspergillosis, Pseudomembranous, Tracheobronchitis

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