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Air crescent sign and fatal haemoptysis in pulmonary mucormycosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7984988     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of invasive pulmonary mucormycosis complicated by fatal, massive haemoptysis in a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia is reported. This patient represents the twelfth reported case of fatal haemoptysis due to mucormycosis. The other 11 cases are reviewed and the aetiology of cavity formation and massive haemoptysis is discussed. The development of the air crescent sign on chest radiograph is an important clinical indicator of potentially fatal haemoptysis and should lead to appropriate antifungal and surgical therapy.
R S Dykhuizen; K N Kerr; R L Soutar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0036-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-05     Completed Date:  1995-01-05     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  498-501     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Infectious Diseases, City Hospital, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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MeSH Terms
Fatal Outcome
Hemoptysis / etiology*
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications
Lung / radiography
Lung Diseases, Fungal / complications*,  pathology,  radiography
Middle Aged
Mucormycosis / complications*,  pathology

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