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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
Loven Moodley, Jehron Pillay, Keertan Dheda
Aspergillus fungus is a ubiquitous saprophyte that is the causative organism for the development of an aspergilloma. The most common species causing an aspergilloma is the Apergillus fumigatus. An aspergilloma is a conglomeration of mucus, inflammatory cells and altered blood elements. Aspergillomas typically form in pre-existing lung pathology, most notably and commonly in old healed tuberculosis cavities. They are classified into simple and complex types that have clinical relevance. Symptoms are very variable and it is not uncommon to incidentally find a lung aspergilloma...
March 2014: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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