A RARE CASE OF PULMONARY ASPERGILLOMA

Authors: L S Patil, Prasad G Ugaragol, Deepak Chinagi, Timmanna Giraddi.
Int J Clin and Biomed Res 2016; 2(4): 66-68.
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ABSTRACT

Pulmonary aspergilloma is unprecedented disorder affecting lung parenchyma in already existing cavity in healed pulmonary tuberculosis patients. Typically, it is resulting from Aspergillus fumigates leading to development of fungal ball. Common presenting complaints are Haemoptysis, Dyspnoea, Cough, Chest pain and Fever. We are reporting a case of Pulmonary aspergilloma a sequel of Pulmonary tuberculosis, has been recognized on basis of clinical findings, chest X-ray, CT thorax in which Fungal ball is seen in pre-existing cavity. It has been managed with antifungal drug Amphotericin B and Itraconazole. It must be differentiated from different clinical entity specifically Lung carcinoma on basis of relevant examination and research to treat successfully.

Key words: Aspergilloma, Pulmonary tuberculosis, Amphotericin B, Itraconazole.




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