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chronic pulmonary aspergillosis

Wednesday 9 September 2015

Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) has been accepted the criteria for the diagnosis of pulmonary Aspergillus infection.

Acute inflammatory exudate along the terminal respiratory tract is most significant pathophysiolocial complication of the CPA, caused to organizing pneumonia, which derives fatal respiratory failure. In addition, the viability of fungus does not concern extension of exudative inflammation at the site of erosion along terminal airway.

Subtypes

- progressive chronic pulmonary aspergillosis

Open references

- Histological study of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis. Tochigi N, Ishiwatari T, Okubo Y, Ando T, Shinozaki M, Aki K, Gocho K, Hata Y, Murayama SY, Wakayama M, Nemoto T, Hori Y, Shibuya K. Diagn Pathol. 2015 Sep 3;10(1):153. doi : 10.1186/s13000-015-0388-8 PMID: 26334307 (free)