Case Report


Chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis

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1 Medical Registrar (FRACP), Prince Charles Hospital, Queensland Health Australia

2 FRACP, Respiratory Physician, Mackay Base Hospital, Queensland Health Australia

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Dr. Pranav Kumar

Mackay Base Hospital, 475 Bridge Road, Mackay, Queensland,

Australia 4740

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Article ID: 100952Z01TK2018

doi: 10.5348/100952Z01TK2018CR

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Kulasegaran T, Kumar P. Chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis. Int J Case Rep Images 2018;9:100952Z01TK2018.

ABSTRACT


Aspergilloma is a fungus ball composed of hyphae, fibrin, mucus, and cellular debris found within a pulmonary cavity.The pre-existing cavities are secondary to tuberculosis,sarcoidosis, bronchial cysts, bullae, ankylosing spondylitis, neoplasm and pulmonary infarction. Chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis is defined as a pattern of disease in immunocompetent patients in whom there is formation and enlargement of one or more cavities over months. Usual clinical presentation is haemoptysis with or without chronic cough, but may remain asymptomatic. Intracavitary mobile mass is an important sign on CT scan. Aspergilloma is often misdiagnosed as lung cancer or tuberculosis. The older term complex aspergilloma is no longer used because majority of such patients won’t have an aspergilloma visible radiologically. Nearly all patients with chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis have Aspergillus IgG antibodies in the blood.

Keywords: Aspergilloma, Haemophysis, IgG antibodies

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Author Contributions:

Tivya Kulasegaran - Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis of data, Interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published

Pranav Kumar - Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis of data, Interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published

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The corresponding author is the guarantor of submission.

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Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this case report.

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All relevant data are within the paper and its Supporting Information files.

Conflict of Interest

Authors declare no conflict of interest.

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