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progressive chronic pulmonary aspergillosis

Monday 18 December 2006

Definition: In this "semi-invasive" type of aspergillosis, the fungus is intermediate between a simple saprophyte and an invasive pathogen.

Aspergillus may produce extensive lung destruction despite the lack of vascular invasion.

The absence of a previous cavity distinguishes such cases from secondary non-invasive mycetomas.

Aspergillus may produce extensive lung destruction despite the lack of vascular invasion.

Localization

- pulmonary progressive chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (12669380)
- paranasal progressive chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (10845047)

Associations

- cystic fibrosis (17127910)

Etiology

- Aspergillus fumigatus
- Aspergillus niger

See also

- aspergilloses (Aspergillus infections)

  • nasal aspergillosis
  • paranasal aspergillosis

References

- Schiraldi GF, Gramegna G, De Rosa C, Lo Cicero S, Capone P, Ferrarese M, Sbicego E. Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis: current classification and therapy. Curr Opin Investig Drugs. 2003 Feb;4(2):186-91. PMID: 12669380

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