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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 78-80

Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis complicating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in an immunocompetent patient.


Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Papworth Hospital, Papworth, UK.

Correspondence Address:
Z A Ali
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Papworth Hospital, Papworth, UK.

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DOI: 10.4103/0022-3859.922

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Immunocompromised individuals are susceptible to pulmonary aspergillus infection, but invasive aspergillus infection is extremely rare in the presence of normal immunity. We report a case of invasive aspergillosis in an immunocompetent 63-year-old male with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients with COPD may be at risk for developing pulmonary aspergillus infection, which should be considered as a diagnostic possibility in patients with unresolving pulmonary infection.






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2004 - Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
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