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Aspergilloma coexisting with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: A rare occurrence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23793319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Fungal ball (mycetoma/aspergilloma) is a saprophytic fungal infection that colonizes pre-existing lung cavities. Reported literature suggests its development in cystic lesions/cavitation associated with tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, bronchiectasis, lung abscess, and cavitating neoplasm to name a few. Coexistence of aspergilloma with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has not been reported in literature so far, to the best of our knowledge. We hereby report the case of a 55-year-old female with IPF having fungal ball.
Authors:
N Kumar; M Mishra; A Singhal; J Kaur; V Tripathi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of postgraduate medicine     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0022-3859     ISO Abbreviation:  J Postgrad Med     Publication Date:    2013 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985196R     Medline TA:  J Postgrad Med     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Chhatrapati Shivaji Subharti Hospital, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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